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Shepherd and Sheperdess Public House and Holly House, Urpeth

Description: Shepherd and Sheperdess Public House and Holly House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109401

OS Grid Reference: NZ2211453837
OS Grid Coordinates: 422114, 553837
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8788, -1.6569

Location: Hammer Square Bank, Urpeth, Durham DH9 0RS

Locality: Urpeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH9 0RS

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SW
3/56 Shepherd and
Shepherdess Public
House and Holly House

Public house and private house. Mid C18 with late C19 additions. Dressed
stone (Public House covered by painted roughcast); Welsh slate roof and ashlar
chimney stacks.

Long 2-storey front; 4 plus 3 bays (Holly House to right). Public House has
low plinth and raised quoins at left. Off-centre 4-panel door and overlight in
stone doorcase with square-plan piers, moulded capitals and hood. 2 life-sized
C18 painted-lead figures of a Shepherdess and Shepherd above hood. Replaced
12- and 16-pane sashes. Victorian post box at right. Holly House has 2 replaced
doors flanking central window: left door and 5-pane overlight in tooled flush
surround; right door and 4-pane overlight in projecting surround with bracketed
segmental hood. Windows in flush surrounds with top and bottom blocks and
projecting sills: replaced casements to ground floor; 16-pane sashes above.
Large circular clock face on first floor. Continuous steeply-pitched roof hipped
at left. 3 ridge stacks with top bands. Right return of Holly House has
reverse-stepped gable. 2-storey, 2-bay late C19 wing on left rear of Public

C20 additions on left return and rear of Public House are not of special interest.

xThe lead figures are said to have been imported from France as "Works of Art"
to beat an embargo on lead imports during the Napoleonic Wars.

Listing NGR: NZ2211453837

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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