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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: 1278846



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District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stanhope

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 404397

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STANHOPE A689, Bishopley NZ 03 NW (South side, off) 21/94 Low Bishopley 25.3.86 Farmhouse and barn adjoining GV II*

Farmhouse and barns. C17 and later. Thinly-rendered sandstone rubble with boulder plinth and some quoins; roof of stone slates, large Welsh slates and C20 tiles, with some gable copings. Linear plan. 2 storeys, 4 builds of 2, 2, 5 and 3 bays, 12 in all. Left part of house has boarded door, part glazed, in chamfered square-headed surround; 2-light single-chamfered stone-mullioned window above with glazing bars. All other windows late C19 sashes. Left bay has sashes inserted on C17 cills. Left stone gable coping on moulded kneeler, with ashlar corniced chimney. Second part projects slightly and has massive left quoins. Sashes, wider on ground floor. Steeply-pitched roof has 2 end chimneys. Third lower part contains 2-bay house and 3-bay barn in one build. Renewed partly-glazed door with 3-pane overlight at left, and wide sash at right under flat stone lintels. 2 small sashes at eaves. Barn has partly- glazed opening at left in ground floor, and first-floor loft door with alternate- block jambs; small square light at top right. Welsh slates on house, with right gable coping and brick chimney; C20 tiles on barn. Fourth, quoined part blind save for groups of pigeon holes with shelves, and top right square opening; one-storey privy projects at left, with pent roof. Rear elevation has Tudor- arched stone surround to cross-passage door in third part; catslide roof over one-storey extension to right of door.

Interior: flat Tudor-arched surrounds to heavy ledged boarded doors at right of both first and second part, both chamfered towards the right and both in metre thick walls. C17 doors and screens in both. First part has closed-string dog-leg stair, with 2 steps on wide half-landing, with narrow high roll-moulded handrail on fat skittle balusters; rectangular newels have ball-and-dot finials. Slightly-fielded plank-and-muntin-panelled screen on first floor contains similar style door with moulded rails. Second part has plainer screen to left of former fire in right wall, and rear stair with lower winders; beams and joists have convex or stopped chamfers. Many doors have loop hinges on iron brackets. Roofs of left part have pegged, collared trusses; of house-and-barn, upper crucks with 2 levels of collars. Short purlins in barn,renewed in original trenches on secondary timbers attached to crucks, which abut at apex to carry ridge tree. Studded ledged plink door, now blocked, once gave access to house. Eaves blocked with brick to meet new rafters.

Listing NGR: NZ0248635957

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National Grid Reference: NZ 02486 35957


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