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Thornley Hall Farmhouse, Thornley

Description: Thornley Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109449

OS Grid Reference: NZ3611438385
OS Grid Coordinates: 436114, 538385
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7391, -1.4406

Location: Thornley, Durham DH6 3LY

Locality: Thornley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH6 3LY

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Listing Text

(South side, off)

4/37 Thornley Hall Farmhouse

Large farmhouse. Late C17 - early C18, possibly incorporating earlier fabric.
Partly-rendered rubble, gables have some brick infill; Welsh slate roof with
rebuilt brick chimneys. 3-storey, 9-bay front has roughly-dressed quoins.
Late C19 4-panel door and 2-pane overlight in moulded surround in third bay
and blocked doorway to right. Mainly replaced 4-pane sashes and some 12-pane
sashes, all under flat arches of brick. Rendered square sundial centrally
placed above first floor. Square 4-pane sashes to second floor. Steeply-pitched
roof has coped gables with shaped kneelers; one ridge and two end chimneys.
Later and lower rear of 2 storeys plus basement has replaced scattered

Contemporary internal features include: 2 panelled rooms (one with apsidal
cupboard, framed by fluted pilasters, built into wall); several 2- and 6-panel
doors and 6-panel window shutters; 4-flight closed-string dogleg staircase
with turned balusters and moulded handrail; boarded kitchen door, with drawbar
and sockets, set in Tudor-arched surround with large keystone (former rear
doorway); rear basement has 2 cellars with brick tunnel vaults.

Outbuildings attached to rear not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ3611438385

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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