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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 08624 10213



15/12 Barningham Park



Country House. North range and kitchen wing both late medieval or C16, extended in C18; main block and rear wing C16 or C17, remodelled c.1720 for Milbanke family and 2nd floor added mid-C18; south extension to rear wing early C19. Main block front squared stone, other walls coursed rubble; cut and tooled dressings and some quoins. Graduated Lakeland slate roof except for stone slates on rear wing extension. Main block facing east has central rear wing. Earlier north range and projecting double-span kitchen wing.

East elevation: Main block 3 storeys, 2+3+2 bays, symmetrical. Raised quoins to lower floors, 1st and 2nd floor strings, moulded eaves cornice. Central half-glazed door in rusticated surround has flanking pilasters with faceted rustication, triglyph frieze and segmental pediment with sunk panel. 12-pane sash windows to lower floors (renewed on ground floor) and renewed 6-pane sashes on 2nd floor, all in stepped stone surrounds. Coped gables; small corniced end stacks. Left return shows steps up to C19 French window on 1st floor, 2nd floor Diocletian window and pedimented gable.

Inner return of kitchen wing: 2 storeys, 2 wide bays; plinth, raised quoins at right. Older left bay has long roughly-shaped end quoins. Each bay has double Venetian window and two 12-pane sashes in stone surrounds above. Coped gable end on moulded kneelers; stepped-and-corniced ridge and right end stacks.

Rear main block: projecting wing has 2 round-arched 12-pane sashes with intersecting glazing bars, in stone surrounds with moulded imposts; pedimented gable with small corniced stack. Right l-bay extension with 9-pane sashes; on right return doorway in architrave under re-set C16/17 armorial panel. Left 2-bay north range; older right bay with long roughly-shaped end quoins. 12-pane sashes; roof hipped to left with 2 ridge stacks, one stepped-and- corniced.

2- and 3-storey north elevation has various glazing-bar sashes and a canted bay.

Interior: Entrance hall has acanthus cornice and segmental arch to stair. Library has cornice with acanthus and flower ornament. Open-well stair, stone to 1st floor, with shaped tread ends; stick balusters, turned newels, moulded ramped handrail. Drawing-room has elaborate cornice, partly restored. Fielded-panel doors and shutters throughout.

Original kitchen has C16 moulded beams and chamfered segmental-arched fireplace; doorway under corbelled lintel into C18 kitchen in added bay; segmental fireplace flanked by round-arched recesses; old beams with many hooks and fittings. Upper-cruck roof over older part of wing.

North range: older part has walls 1.0 metre thick; a section of stone newel stair survives with an original chamfered and barred window (now internal); a corbelled-out feature in a nearby cupboard may be part of an original fireplace.

Single-storey extension north of rear wing, and C20 garage block west of north range, are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ0862410213


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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: 21 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/07076/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Le Mare. Source Historic England Archive
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