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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: 1323186



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Croxdale and Hett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109944

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CROXDALE AND HETT LOW BUTTERBY NZ 23 NE 6/63 Inset Low Butterby 28/2/52 Farmhouse and barn adjoining at south- east (formerly listed in Sunderland Bridge C.P.) GV II*

Farmhouse, now 2 dwellings, and linked barn, the latter now partly domestic. Mainly C17 and early C18 but incorporating some late medieval masonry; C19 alterations. Squared, coursed rubble; purple slate roofs and rebuilt brick chimney stacks. Linked U-plan group in 2 parts around entrance yard: L-plan farmhouse and rear wing; barn at right-angles on wing. Group bounded on 2 sides by a walled moat (see Item 6/64). Farmhouse entered from yard. 2-storey, 3-bay block facing garden has C19 window openings and steeply-pitched roof with end stacks. Battered abutment with stone-flagged top, rising from moat, and 2 blocked attic windows, flanking old-brick flue, on right return. 2-storey, 4-bay wing, overlooking moat at right-angles on rear of front block, with lower 2-storey, 2-bay section at right. 4-bay section has identical abutment, blocked cross windows, late C20 casements in C18 first-floor openings and steeply-pitched roof with right endandridge stacks. Lower section has fragmentary chamfered plinth, off-centre straight joint, altered openings and roof hippped at right. Facing yard: taller section of wing has chamfered Tudor-arched doorway behind C20 porch; similar doorway in lean-to addition on lower section of wing. 2-storey, 5-bay barn overlooking moat: Squared quoins, chamfered plinth and probably medieval masonry in lower courses. First-floor partly rebuilt and roof replaced in C19. Moat bridge (Item 6/64) leads to central C17 Tudor- arched doorway with faceted keystone. Flanking blocked breathers, 2 altered openings in domestic section at left; stone gutter spout and C19 opening to right; 2 altered openings above. Roof has coped right gable and is hipped at left. Identical Tudor-arched doorway and chamfered loading-door surround on right return. Interior of 4-bay section of wing: Closed-string, L-plan staircase: balusters removed from lower flight; upper flight rises between early C18 panelled walls. On landing: 2-panel door at right into altered room; 8-panel door in architrave at left into bedroom with early C18 panelling, dado rail, window shutters, ceiling cornice and 2 jib doors flanking fireplace. C20 additions, in textured concrete blocks, on wing facing yard are not of interest. Low Butterby was in important medieval manor occupied by the Lumley and Chaytor families.

Listing NGR: NZ2756039369

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National Grid Reference: NZ 27560 39369


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