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Holywell House, Brancepeth

Description: Holywell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 109890

OS Grid Reference: NZ2502137539
OS Grid Coordinates: 425021, 537539
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7322, -1.6130

Location: Brandon, Durham DH7 8EH

Locality: Brancepeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH7 8EH

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NE
(North side)
6/9 Holywell House
5/8/81 (formerly listed
as Former Holywell
Farmhouse, including
abutting cottages)
Farmhouse, now private house. Mid-late C18 of several builds possibly
incorporating C17 core; C19 and C20 alterations. Narrow hand-made brick in
irregular English garden wall bond; coursed rubble rear wing. Renewed
pantiled roof on main section and Welsh slate roof on cottage. Brick chimney
stacks. Main block 3 + 2 + 3 bays with added 2-bay cottage at right. Band
between storeys and fragment of straight joint with stone quoins to right of
centre. Openings under rubbed-brick flat arches. Replaced doors in third
and fifth bays. Mainly replaced 12-pane sashes but paired sashes, in enlarged
openings, between the 2 doorways. Cottage at right originally one storey,
heightened in C19, has one 12-pane sash with stone lintel and sill; other
openings altered. Continuous steeply-pitched roof with swept eaves. End and
2 ridge stacks. Tumbled-in brickwork on left gable. Gabled, 2-storey rubble
wing, on centre rear of main block, has scattered sashes. Added similar
brick wing at right.
One-storey range of ancillary buildings, at right-angles on left bay of
cottage, and altered farmbuildings, on right return of cottage, are not of
special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2502137539

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Source: English Heritage

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