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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.

Name: 21, GALGATE

List entry Number: 1292565



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Barnard Castle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Nov-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 388654

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NZ0516NW GALGATE 770-1/4/25 (South East side) 24/02/50 No.21 (Formerly Listed as: GALGATE (South side) No.21 Startforth Rural District Council Offices)


House, later council offices, now offices. Mid C18. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; roof of renewed stone slates with stone gable copings and stone chimneys. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. Steps up to central 6-panel door, lower panels flush, in doorcase of architrave surround under pedimented entablature on Tuscan half-columns on pedestals. All windows have sashes with glazing bars in architraves, on ground floor 2 in each of flanking bows with cornice and high coped parapet, on top floor with 6 panes. Projecting quoins; cyma-moulded eaves gutter cornice with moulded rain-water head between third and fourth windows; coped eaves parapet. Roof has end gable coping and end chimenys on plinths and with cornices. Left return rubble and render patching where adjacent house demolished. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: plaque on right bow says this was the home in the C19 of Sir Robert Murchison, geologist and explorer, President of the Royal Geographical Society, who died in 1871.

Listing NGR: NZ0504116640

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National Grid Reference: NZ 05038 16640


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