Ushaw Home Farm, main block and wall attached, Esh - County Durham (UA)

Part of a planned farm, constructed 1851-2 to designs by Joseph Hansom. Of three storeys, the main range is built into the bankside so that the lower two floors have ground level access. Two attached side wings and a projecting central bay create an E-shaped plan. Many original internal features survive. There is general deterioration to most external elements, including missing or displaced verge stones to some gable ends, defective rainwater goods and cracking to masonry walls. Many areas of slipped or displaced roof slates are allowing the ingress of rainwater.

Ushaw Home Farm, main block and wall attached, Esh - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ushaw Home Farm Main Block and Wall attached
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1185963
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Farm building


  • Building Name: Ushaw Home Farm
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Esh
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North West Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Charity (non-heritage)