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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1121572



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: South Bedburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111974

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10/172 Dryderdale GV II House. Dated 1879. By A. Waterhouse for Alfred Backhouse of Pillmore Hall, Darlington. Coursed sandstone rubble with plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings. Roof of Welsh slate with some synthetic tiles in repairs; stone gable copings. Irregular plan. French Renaissance style. Entrance front 2 storeys and attics, 6 bays, the first and fourth projecting under front gables, and 3- storey octagonal left corner tower. Gabled porch in second bay has double door in moulded segmental-headed stone surround; many-stepped side buttresses support stepped gable coping with mace finial. One-storey pent front extension to left gable under corbelled external stack, with central recessed monogram. Fourth-bay gable projects further, with 3-light windows, and 2-light window in gable peak. Varied fenestration, all stone-mullioned and transomed, includes large stair window to right of door, and paired half dormers in fifth bay. Steeply-pitched roof has paired octagonal chimneys on ridge and on front external stack; steeply-pitched octagonal tower roof has swept eaves on carved band. Ashlar-banded coped gables with finials. Left return, with vista to landscape dropping steeply away, has canted bay under dated gable in left bay. Rear elevation to garden in similar style but with first-floor canted oriel, on buttress, with steep roof set against large gable wall. Interior much damaged by fire, but plan and stone arcaded stair hall survive. Being restored at time of survey.

Source: owner's information; Kelly, Directory of Northumberland and Durham, 1902.

Listing NGR: NZ0892333082

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Kellys Directory' in Northumberland and Durham, (1902)

National Grid Reference: NZ 08923 33082


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