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Slashpool House, Croxdale and Hett

Description: Slashpool House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 109941

OS Grid Reference: NZ2822936609
OS Grid Coordinates: 428229, 536609
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7237, -1.5632

Location: 19 East Street, Hett, Durham DH6 5LP

Locality: Croxdale and Hett
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH6 5LP

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NE
(East side)
Hett Village
6/60 No.4
12/6/75 (Slashpool House)
(formerly listed
in Hett C.P.)
Farmhouse and wing at right, now private house. Dated 1708 on lintel of
cross-passage doorway, restored 1982. Coursed sandstone rubble with renewed
Welsh slate roofs and rebuilt brick chimney stacks. Cross-passage in left
bay of wing.
2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse has roughly-squared alternating quoins and two C19
openings on each floor. No doorway. Outline of original 3-light mullioned
window in right bay. Blocked fire window on ground-floor right and small
diamond-shaped (fire or closet ?) window above. Replaced 12-pane sashes
with flush lintels and projecting sills. Steeply-pitched roof with slightly-
swept eaves has end stacks and renewed crested terracotta ridge tiles.
Single-storey, 3-bay wing, formerly byre, partly rebuilt in 1982. Chamfered
doorway in left bay has large alternating jambs and lintel inscribed: I A
Two late C20 windows at right and steeply-pitched roof. Rear of main 1708
block has identical diamond-shaped, first-floor window at left, full-height
gabled stair wing on centre and single-storey lean-to addition of 2 builds
at right.
Interior of main block: Chamfered Tudor-arched fireplace with bar stops
against left gable end. Cambered fire beam and fire windowin right end room.
Dogleg staircase, of 4 flights plus landing rail, with moulded closed string,
bold turned balusters, rectangular newels and partly-replaced square-sectioned
handrail. 2 pairs of heavy adzed upper crucks, crossed at ridge and carrying
2 tiers of adzed purlins.
1982 stone porch on rear of wing isnot of interest.
(H.M. Roberts, "Cruck-framed roofs in the City of Durham", Transactions of the
Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, New
Series, Volume 5, 1980).

Listing NGR: NZ2822936609

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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