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Methold Houses, Urpeth

Description: Methold Houses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109402

OS Grid Reference: NZ2217053805
OS Grid Coordinates: 422170, 553805
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8785, -1.6560

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
3/57 Methold Houses
(Nos. 1 to 11,

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

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

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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