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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 35659 28744


NZ 3528 SEDGEFIELD RECTORY ROW (South side, off) Ceddesfeld Hall (previously 13/51 listed as "Rectory") 29/4/52


Former Rectory now Community Hall. 1793 for the Rev. George Barrington. Painted, pebble-dashed masonry; Welsh slate roof with rendered chimneys. 2-storey, 5-bay entrance front has low plinth; bays 2 and 4 projecting. Entrance front: central, 6-panel double door, with 3-pane side lights, in pilaster surround, has large semicircular fanlight with radial glazing bars. Raised tablet above door has inscription to Bishop Shute Barrington of Durham (died 1826). Left bay has replaced double door and radial fanlight in recessed, round-arched wall panel; flanking 3-pane side lights. Right bay has 9-pane sash with radial head in identical wall panel. Other windows are 12-pane sashes with projecting sills; sill to central window dated MDCCXCIII. 2 small shields bearing the Barrington arms. Low-pitched roof has projecting eaves and is hipped over bays 2 and 4; 2 groups of truncated ridge chimneys. 2-storey,5-bay garden front has low plinth. Projecting, pedimented 3-bay centre has elongated 15-pane sashes to ground floor, 12-pane sashes above and oculus in tympanum. Flanking one-bay wings have shallow segmental bow windows with pilasters and 12-pane sashes; single 12-pane sashes above. Roof similar to entrance front. Pedimented right return to entrance front has 12-pane sashes and oculus in tympanum. Modernised interior has several 8-panel internal window shutters; 6-panel doors in moulded surrounds; 3-flight, open-well, cut-string staircase with stick balusters supporting a wreathed and ramped handrail; small square-headed fireplace in entrance hall.

L-plan service wing, attached to left of entrance front, now 2 private houses (see entries for Shute House and Barrington Lodge).

Listing NGR: NZ3566128741


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

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Date: 17 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01208/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Wilcockson. Source Historic England Archive
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