This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
URPETH BEAMISH NZ 25 SW 3/56 Shepherd and Shepherdess Public House and Holly House II
Public house and private house. Mid C18 with late C19 additions. Dressed stone (Public House covered by painted roughcast); Welsh slate roof and ashlar chimney stacks.
Long 2-storey front; 4 plus 3 bays (Holly House to right). Public House has low plinth and raised quoins at left. Off-centre 4-panel door and overlight in stone doorcase with square-plan piers, moulded capitals and hood. 2 life-sized C18 painted-lead figures of a Shepherdess and Shepherd above hood. Replaced 12- and 16-pane sashes. Victorian post box at right. Holly House has 2 replaced doors flanking central window: left door and 5-pane overlight in tooled flush surround; right door and 4-pane overlight in projecting surround with bracketed segmental hood. Windows in flush surrounds with top and bottom blocks and projecting sills: replaced casements to ground floor; 16-pane sashes above.
Large circular clock face on first floor. Continuous steeply-pitched roof hipped at left. 3 ridge stacks with top bands. Right return of Holly House has reverse-stepped gable. 2-storey, 2-bay late C19 wing on left rear of Public House.
C20 additions on left return and rear of Public House are not of special interest.
xThe lead figures are said to have been imported from France as "Works of Art" to beat an embargo on lead imports during the Napoleonic Wars.
Listing NGR: NZ2211453837
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
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