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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: 1161242



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wycliffe with Thorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111784

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7/193 Girlington Hall Farmhouse

19.1.52 II*

Manor house. Cross-wing C14 or early C15, hall block probably remodelled in C16 and raised in C17; minor late C18 or early C19 alterations. Roughly- coursed rubble with cut dressings; graduated stone slate roof. Hall block with west cross-wing.

2 storeys + attic, 3 bays; gabled left bay is end of crosswing. Large quoins on left and in upper part of right wall of this bay. C20 door in C19 doorway in second bay. Chamfered doorway and 2-light mullioned window at right, both blocked. Modern window between with medieval left jamb. C19 and later sashes and casements, those on 1st floor right part in C17 surrounds, that on 1st floor left in former 2-light trefoil-headed window with mullion removed. Blocked mullioned attic windows. Ridge stack at junction. Slab gable coping with finial; added left crowsteps.

3-bay left return has C19 sashes, some inserted, some using earlier openings; one blocked trefoil-headed light. Similar features-to rear elevation and outshut of cross-wing. Massive external stack to hall range.

Interior. Heavy transverse beams throughout. 4-centred chamfered doorway to stone winder stair in outshut. Cross-wing has 3½-bay original roof; trusses have principals rising to a high collar; the inner 2 trusses have broad curved principals forming, with centre of collar, a 2-centred arch. Southern truss has no tie-beam; principals spring from stone corbels, suggesting an open first-floor hall or solar. Hall roof is a C17 reconstruction with 3 principal-rafter trusses, re-using medieval rafters.

The C14 house, from the evidence of the south elevation, may have had a hall block with a low eaves level, probably aisled. Shortened east end indicates a removed service bay or wing. Absence of quoining and other indications at north-west corner of cross-wing suggest a former garderobe.

Listing NGR: NZ1283213753

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National Grid Reference: NZ 12832 13753


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