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Gate Piers, Walls and Privies at Methold Houses, Urpeth

Description: Gate Piers, Walls and Privies at Methold Houses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109403

OS Grid Reference: NZ2214853772
OS Grid Coordinates: 422148, 553772
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8782, -1.6563

Location: 5 Birchwood Close, Urpeth, Durham DH9 0RS

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

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SW
3/58 Gate piers, walls
and privies at
Methold Houses

Gate piers, walls and privies (the latter now used for storage). Piers dated
1863. Built for John Eden. Dressed sandstone.

1.5 to 2.0-metre high walls, with low triangular-section coping, enclose
curtilage of Methold Houses. Rounded north-west corner; driveway near north-
east corner. Short serpentine sections to pair of gate piers in west wall.
Tall, square-plan piers have chamfered corners with bar stops and moulded
pyramidal caps; sunk inscribed plaques; METHOLD HOUSES (on north pier);
ERECTED 1863 (on south pier). 4 detached privies regularly spaced on rear
(east) wall. Each privy has 2 boarded doors under flush lintels and a flat-
coped parapet masking a pent roof.

Included for group value. Altered stone sheds and later lean-to additions
on privies are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2214853772

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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