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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: 1185929



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


District: Darlington

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Low Dinsdale

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 350452

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8/49 The Manor House 6/6/52 II*

Manor house. Probably late medieval core; encased and extended c.1876. Rubble core; applied timbering on south face and east gable end; additions on north in large red bricks (stretcher bond); rubble porch and lean-to additions. Fish-scale clay tiles on main block and north face additions; stone flags on porch; Welsh slates on lean-to additions: Ornamental brick chimney stacks. Medieval main block with C17 west bay; c.1876 east bay; 2 cross-gabled c.1876 wings, with single-storey linking range between, added on north; former porch on west return of west wing.

2-storey main block. 3-bay medieval core has 1.0 to 1.5-metre thick walls and added east and west bays; applied timbering with pebble-dashed brick infill panels. 6 scattered single- and 2-light windows on each floor, all replaced casements, some with splayed rear arches. Steeply-pitched roof with C20 dormer at east, raised verge with stone kneelers at west and crested ridge tiles: 2 ridge stacks; east stack marks original gable end. 3 single-storey lean-to additions on east gable end. Two 2-light chamfered-mullioned windows on west gable end. North (entrance) front: two 2-storey cross-gabled wings with steeply-pitched roofs; taller east wing has attic. Single-storey range between wings has studded door and a low-pitched-pent roof. Mainly 2- and 3- light late C19 wood-mullioned windows with iron casements. Former porch has possibly re-set hollow-chamfered semicircular archway with inserted C19 2-light window. Tall lateral chimneys with ornamental octagonal stacks.

Interior greatly altered c.1876. Imported bolection-moulded stone chimney- piece against east gable end has relief of 2 scaly fishes on frieze. Several ground-floor rooms with chamfered ceiling beams; woodwork brought from Bristol Cathedral including medieval choir stalls, panelling dated 1689 and 1733, part of a Baroque organ case in entrance hall, C18 box pews used as dadoes, etc. Possibly late medieval heraldic stained glass in room behind porch.

The Manor House stands inside a double-moated enclosure and was the home of the Surtees family from the early C12 until the C19.

Listing NGR: NZ3462411009

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National Grid Reference: NZ 34624 11009


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