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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 22170 53805


URPETH BEAMISH NZ 25 SW 3/57 Methold Houses (Nos. 1 to 11, consecutive) GV II

Almshouses, now 11 dwellings. Dated 1863, built for John Eden (plaque on central bay); later C19 rear outshut. Tooled ashlar sandstone, graduated green slate roof and ashlar chimney stacks. Stretched E-plan. Tudor-Gothic style.

2 storeys; symmetrical 7-bay front and one-bay return wings. Slightly-projecting centre bay and wings have shaped gables. 3 slightly-projecting window bays with half dormers flanking centre; identical bay on inner return of each wing. Mullioned windows in double-chamfered surrounds. Centre bay: Tudor-arched doorway and flanking sashes under continuous hoodmould; plaque above door inscribed: 1863 BUILT AND ENDOWED BY JOHN EDEN; 2-light window above plaque under pointed hoodmould. Flanking 3-bay sections and inner returns of wings; replaced doors and 2-light windows, with 2-pane sashes, under continuous hoodmoulds; hoodmoulds stepped over windows and forming pointed arches enclosing trefoils over doors; gabled half dormers with 2-light windows. External chimney with offsets and paired octagonal-plan stacks on gable end of each wing. Steeply-pitched roof: 4 cross-axial ridge chimneys, each with 4 conjoined octagonal-plan stacks. Narrow added single-storey outshut on rear has seven 4-panel doors and 2-light windows with replaced casements; tall stack rising through centre of pent roof.

A well-detailed and unaltered example.

Listing NGR: NZ2217053805


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 May 2000
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