Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1121477

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1988



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District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Spennymoor

National Grid Reference: NZ 26238 31400


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NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR CHURCH CLOSE (North side) Kirk Merrington

6/33 Hallgarth Farmhouse


House, at one time inn. Circa 1700 with c.1800 alterations. Large sandstone rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and gable copings, and C20 brick chimneys. 2 storeys, 5 windows, with left pent one-storey, one-bay addition. Central C20 panelled door under corniced lintel; flat stone lintels and sills to sashes of late C19 type. Roof gable copings rest on moulded kneelers. End chimneys. Left addition has blank, flat-topped wall to front; left return has C19 window in flat stone lintel and sill. Returns of house each has 4-pane sash in front of gable peak. Rear central door; 2-light horizontal sliding sash with glazing bars, to right of door, has flat stone lintel and sill. 4-pane sashes on first floor have C19 lintels and projecting stone sills. It is probable that the whole building was raised at eaves, and the rear enlarged, in the c.1800 alterations; a butt join in the right return gable is not matched by a clear division in the left return, but render and repairs have obscured the evidence.

Interior: central dogleg stair continues into roof space; moulded panelled handrail, and square newels with caps continuous from handrail, and simple pendants; moulded closed string; lower flights have boxed-in balustrade; top flight has column-and-vase balusters; gallery in roof has skittle balusters above stair head, and plainer turned balusters above stair-side; handrail plain on inner face at top, and upper newels similarly plain. Balustrade and moulding of handrail diminish to accommodate rising balustrade at each junction. Ground-floor room to right of stair; cupboards with shaped shelves, and raised fielded panelling throughout, with deeply-moulded cornice; painted chimney-piece has lugged surround below fret, frieze and large cornice; pulvinated frieze and large cornice over door to hall. Hall shows inserted wall, curved to respect window, to left of door; C18 door to cupboard below stairs; segmental arch to rear of house. First-floor room to right of stair has panelling on right gable wall, with cupboards flanking fire. Ground floor rear room at right plainer; rear hall has post supporting staircase. Ground-floor doors of 6 fielded panels in architraves; 2-panel doors in architraves on first floor in front part of house; 6 flat panels to doors of rooms at rear. Reported to have underdrawn beams on both floors. Roof only partly inspected; 2 rooms at front show queen-post roof with run-out chamfers on narrow rafters, purlins and posts.

Cellar not inspected.

Asbestos-roofed outbuilding attached to right is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2623831400


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Legacy System number: 112239

Legacy System: LBS

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