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Quarry Hill and Adjoining Outbuilding, Brancepeth

Description: Quarry Hill and Adjoining Outbuilding

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109923

OS Grid Reference: NZ2154538662
OS Grid Coordinates: 421545, 538662
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7425, -1.6668

Location: Wolsingham Road, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8EP

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

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NW
(North side, off)
5/42 Quarry Hill and
10/5/67 adjoining outbuilding
House and outbuilding. Early-mid C17 house, restored and extended in later
C19. C19 outbuilding. Coursed sandstone rubble with squared dressings.
Graduated stone-tiled roofs and C19 dressed stone chimney stacks. T-plan C17
house with 2 parallel C19 ranges on rear of stair wing. L-plan outbuilding
on right face of rear wing.
Entrance front 2 storeys and attics, 3 bays. 3-storey gabled central porch
with moulded C19 doorway under hoodmould. Mainly C19 mullioned-and-transomed
windows under hoodmoulds: tall paired cross windows on ground floor of outer
bays with 3-light windows above. Porch has restored 4-light window on first
floor and 2-light windows on returns under a string; original small 3-light
mullioned window above. Gabled dormers, above outer bays, have similar
original windows. Dormers and porch have coped gables with ball finials.
Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables and shaped footstones with ball finials.
Corniced left end stack. Large stepped external chimney on right return with
identical stack. Three original 2-light windows under hoodmoulds on left
return; several original 3-light windows on left rear and altered stair wing.
Extruded cross-gabled C19 bay projection on right rear. 2-storey, 3-bay
parallel rear wings with scattered sashes, steeply-pitched roofs and similar
stacks. One-storey, 2-bay extensions on rear gables of both wings.
One-storey L-plan outbuilding: 6-bay front range has 2 boarded doors, 3 sashes,
C20 garage opening at right and a pitched roof with left end and ridge stacks.
Similar short return section at right-angles on rear.
Interior of C17 house altered in late C19 with Jacobean-style fittings. House
retains a complete roof of heavy adzed upper crucks.
Outbuildings included for group value. Late C20 conservatory on left face of
rear wing is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2154538662

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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