Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1201311

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Nov-1994

Statutory Address: DOUGLAS HOUSE, 23 AND 25, THE BANK


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Statutory Address: DOUGLAS HOUSE, 23 AND 25, THE BANK

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Barnard Castle

National Grid Reference: NZ 05000 16245


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NZ0516SW THE BANK 770-1/6/191 (West side) 22/02/73 Nos.23 AND 25 Douglas House (Formerly Listed as: THE BANK (West side) Nos.1-17, 23-29 (Odd) and The Old Well)


Inn, later 2 flats and public house, now shop and flat. Mid C18 with early and late C19 shop fronts, the earlier at left ex-situ. Irregular courses of squared stone with ashlar dressings; roof of stone slates with stone gable copings. Salvaged materials of various dates throughout. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 4-window range. Tooled stone surround to ex-situ 6-panel door and overlight with radiating glazing bars in second bay. Inserted left shop front: Regency with entablature on slender pilasters framing 3x3 panes to front and 3 on right return to recessed door; grid ventilator in stall riser has glass blocking. Right shop front late C19 with slender panelled pilasters and elliptical heads to central half-glazed door and flanking 2-light windows; full-width entablature. 16-pane sashes on upper floors, most renewed, and 2-light renewed casement at top left, have tooled flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Second-floor windows almost square. Low-pitched roof has end chimneys. Rear shows small inserted 2-light window with C16-type segmental stone heads; Gothic-style glazing bars to stair window between first and second floors. INTERIOR: inserted ground floor ceiling at right, 2 spine beams at left plastered over and with added cornice. Stair first flight has winders, upper flights dogleg, with narrow handrail on re-set stick balusters and turned newels. First floor has c1800 shutters to windows; inserted C18 chimneypiece with bolection frieze, dentilled cornice and Delft tiles. Second floor has architraves to windows; 3-panel door re-sited from attic of right part of house. Roof has halved pegged trusses with 2 levels of purlins. Owner reports deeds say building was an inn in 1697; that there was a blacksmith in the rear in 1700, with vehicle entrance uphill in right part of the frontage, and that the building remained a public house until c1920 with 2 houses above. The shop front to left of facade was salvaged from a shop at the corner of Milburn Steet and Hylton Road in the Millfield area of Sunderland; the door and overlight next to it came from Haggerston, Northumberland. Gazebo in rear yard constructed from salvaged materials including small stone lancet slits.

Listing NGR: NZ0500016247


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