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Harbour House, Kimblesworth and Plawsworth

Description: Harbour House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109382

OS Grid Reference: NZ2821248288
OS Grid Coordinates: 428212, 548288
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8286, -1.5624

Location: Kimblesworth, Durham DH3 4EJ

Locality: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH3 4EJ

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE
(East side, off)
7/39 Harbour House
(previously included
in the Urban District
of Chester-le-Street)

Farmhouse. Early-mid C18 rear range; late C18 front range. Coursed rubble
with ashlar dressings. Graduated green slates on front; Welsh slates on rear
range. Ashlar chimney stacks. T-plan: rear range at right-angles to front.

Front range: 2 storeys plus basement; 3 bays. Raised-and-chamfered quoins.
Plinth and sill bands. 6 stone steps, with cast-iron handrails and stick
balusters, to central doorway. 6-panel door and fanlight, with radial glazing,
in open-pedimented stone doorcase with engaged Roman Ionic columns on pedestals.
Windows in rusticated surrounds, iron-barred in basement; 16-pane sashes above.
Eaves cornice and parapet,pedimented over centre bay. Pediment tympanum, with
brick infill, has blind oculus in moulded stone surround. Parapet has low end
piers with scrolled finials. Steeply-pitched hipped roof. Lateral stacks with
top bands. Left return: small carved head in oval on mid-wall quoin at junction
between front block and added 2-storey, one-bay rear outshut. Early C19
fenestration: 2 wedge lintels inscribed DAIRY; one projecting sill inscribed
CHEESEROOM. Set-back 2-storey, 2-bay rear range has steeply-pitched catslide
roof with slightly-swept eaves and coped rear gable. Large 15-pane round-arched
stair window on right return of rear range.

Interior of front block: entrance passage and flanking ground-floor rooms with
early C19 plaster ceilings; panelled window shutters and 6-panel doors in wood

Listing NGR: NZ2821248288

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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