LITTLEBURN FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1159109
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
LITTLEBURN FARMHOUSE, LITTLEBURN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
LITTLEBURN FARMHOUSE, LITTLEBURN ROAD

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Brandon and Byshottles
National Grid Reference:
NZ 25599 39229

Details

BRANDON AND BYSHOTTLES LITTLEBURN ROAD NZ 23 NE (East side)

8/11 Littleburn Farmhouse

GV II*

Substantial farmhouse. Probably late C17 with early C18 additions; refronted in mid C19. Sandstone ashlar front with coursed rubble returns and rear. Welsh slate roof and rebuilt brick chimneys. Rear wing to left has roof of concrete ridged tiles. Reversed U-plan with 2 attached rear wings enclosing small yard.

2-storey front has 4 wide bays with ground and first-floor bands. C20 wood door and 2-pane overlight in second bay. Paired 4-pane sashes in end bays and blocked window in third bay. Two 6-pane sashes flanked by paired 4-pane sashes above. Steeply-pitched roof has swept eaves, coped gables, shaped kneelers and end chimneys. 2-storey, 2-bay rear wing to left has replaced C20 fenestration and steeply-pitched roof with central ridge chimney. Inner wall, facing yard, has boarded door in partly-blocked segmental-arched opening. Tall single-storey, 2-bay rear wing to right has boarded door in surround with chamfered, alternating jambs; wing has steeply-pitched roof.

Interior. C17 chamfered stone doorway,with ogee stops,behind entrance hall. Early C18 closed-string, dogleg staircase, of 4 flights plus landing rail, has turned balusters and a ramped handrail. First-floor front passage has high- quality early C18 2-panel oak panelling with dado rail, cornice and 8-panel doors in architraves. Similar panelling and early C18 moulded stone chimney- pieces in right and left front bedrooms. Right bedroom also has 2 walls of late C17 small, square panelling and a mid C18 cast-iron fire grate. Late C17 8-panel door to attic. Circa 1900 metalwork includes wall lamps in entrance hall and firehoods in ground-floor drawing and dining rooms.

Later additions, in yard, against inner wall of right wing are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2558439246

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
110059
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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