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Moat Walls, 2 Bridges Across Moat, Garden Wall and Gate Piers at Low Butterby Farm, Croxdale and Hett

Description: Moat Walls, 2 Bridges Across Moat, Garden Wall and Gate Piers at Low Butterby Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109945

OS Grid Reference: NZ2758839382
OS Grid Coordinates: 427588, 539382
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7486, -1.5729

Location: Hett, Durham DH6 5JN

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

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NE
6/64 Inset Moat walls, 2
10/5/67 bridges across moat,
garden wall and
gate piers at Low
Butterby Farm
(formerly listed
in Sunder land
Bridge C.P.)

Moat walls, 2 bridges across moat, garden wall and gate piers. Drained moat
surrounds 50- x 70-metre rectangular enclosure with farmhouse (q.v.) at south
1. Moat walls. Late medieval squared rubble walls with C19 brick inner faces.
Walls on inner side of moat, though parts of south-east section of moat retain
walls on both sides. South-west section is very fragmentary, other 3 sides
are well preserved. 2.5 to 5.0-metre high walls with tall chamfered plinth
and large squared quoins. Stone, concrete and terracotta copings.
2. Two bridges across moat to south of farmhouse. Probably C17. Ashlar
voussoirs, dressed stone and rubble walls and brick/rubble parapets. Bridge
to north-east, formerly guarded by a gatehouse (now demolished), has been
widened. Segmental archway With cut voussoirs is barely visible due to
infilling of moat. Rebuilt rubble parapet with stone coping. Narrow bridge
to south-west leads to doorway of barn (q.v.) adjoining rear of farmhouse.
Ashlar segmental arch with chamfered soffit and stone-coped brick parapets
above chamfered stone band. Two partly rebuilt sections of wall, similar to
that described above, on outer side of moat between the bridges and also
linking the narrower bridge to a detached byre (see Item 6/65).
3. Garden wall and pair of gate piers. Late C18. Tall squared stone wall
with flat coping runs north-west dividing the enclosure into 2 unequal parts.
Short section at right-angles has pair of tall square-plan piers with
fragmentary corniced caps.
The moat walls and bridges are a rare, important survival. The garden wall
and piers are included for group value. Low Butterby was an important
medieval manor owned by the Lumley and Chaytor families. The gatehouse, a
Scheduled Ancient Monument, was demolished in 1966.

Listing NGR: NZ2758839382

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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