LAXEY COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1120757

Date first listed: 10-May-1967

Statutory Address: LAXEY COTTAGE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: LAXEY COTTAGE, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Shincliffe

National Grid Reference: NZ 29105 40644

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History

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Details

SHINCLIFFE HIGH STREET NZ 2940 (South side) 14/100 Laxey Cottage 10/5/67 II House. Late C17-earlyCl8 house with possibly C16 rear wing; late C18-early C19 former byre/barn; c.1930 alterations. Painted roughcast rubble with large Welsh roof slates and rebuilt brick chimney stacks. T-plan: hearth-passage house at right with former byre/barn, now domestic wing, at left and earlier wing at right-angles on rear of original house. 2 storeys; 2-bay house and 3-bay wing at left. Late C18 6-panel door and patterned fanlight in open-pedimented doorcase leads into hearth passage at junction. House has wide 2-storey early C19 canted bay window with 12-pane sashes at left, 16-pane sashes with projecting stone sills at right and a steeply-pitched roof with swept eaves and transverse end stacks. Wing has scattered openings with c.1930 side-hung metal casements and a low-pitched roof with left end stack. 2-storey, 2-bay rear wing has c.1.0- to 1.25 metre thick walls, scattered 12-pane sashes, large stepped external chimney on rear gable end and a steeply-pitched roof with swept eaves. Interior altered c.1930. Main house roof has 2 pairs of heavy adzed upper crucks, crossed at ridge and carrying halved cambered collars. Rear wing has massive adzed closely-spaced ceiling beams on ground floor and 2 pairs of lateClB-early C19 thin curved upper crucks halved at ridge and with a planked partition set behind front pair. Circa 1930 one- and 2-storey flat-roofed additions flanking rear wing are not of special interest. (H.M. Roberts, "Cruck-framed roofs in the City of Durham", Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, New Series, Volume 5, 1980.

Listing NGR: NZ2910540644

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 109981

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Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and North' in Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and North, (1980)

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