Gate Piers, Walls And Privies At Methold Houses

13 May 2000
Gate Piers, Walls And Privies At Methold Houses, Urpeth, Chester Le Street, Durham
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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 3/58 Gate piers, walls and privies at Methold Houses GV II

Gate piers, walls and privies (the latter now used for storage). Piers dated 1863. Built for John Eden. Dressed sandstone.

1.5 to 2.0-metre high walls, with low triangular-section coping, enclose curtilage of Methold Houses. Rounded north-west corner; driveway near north- east corner. Short serpentine sections to pair of gate piers in west wall.

Tall, square-plan piers have chamfered corners with bar stops and moulded pyramidal caps; sunk inscribed plaques; METHOLD HOUSES (on north pier); ERECTED 1863 (on south pier). 4 detached privies regularly spaced on rear (east) wall. Each privy has 2 boarded doors under flush lintels and a flat- coped parapet masking a pent roof.

Included for group value. Altered stone sheds and later lean-to additions on privies are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2214853772


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0486 IOE Records taken by Bob Cottrell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob

Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob


Sandstone, Victorian Gate Pier, Unassigned, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Toilet, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Disposal Site