Biddick Hall (house)
Biddick Hall is a small privately owned 18th-century country mansion at Bournmoor, County Durham, near the City of Sunderland and Chester-le-Street. It is a Grade I listed building and the home of the Lambton family.
The Lambtons purchased the manor house and estate at South Biddick then comprising about 450 acres (1.8 km2) from the Bowes family in about 1594. In the early 18th century the old manor was replaced with the present red brick and stone, two-storeyed, five-bay mansion in a Queen Anne Baroque style.The central entrance bay has Ionic order pilasters carrying entablature and pediment.
The Hall was extended by the creation of a fifth but blind bay in 1859 and the addition of a north wing in 1954.
Following the family's move to Lambton Castle, Biddick was occupied by junior members of the family or was let out. One of the tenants was Frank Stobart, Agent to the Earl, and Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Durham in 1906.
In September 2012, Biddick Hall was used as part of the set of the new BBC One drama The Paradise.
- Images of England: architectural description of Biddick Hall
- An Historic Topographical and Descriptive View of the County of Durham Vol 1. McKenzie and Ross (1834) p361 Google Books