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Sherburn Hospital Gatehouse, Office Wing, Lodge and Wall, Shincliffe

Description: Sherburn Hospital Gatehouse, Office Wing, Lodge and Wall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109961

OS Grid Reference: NZ3077441540
OS Grid Coordinates: 430774, 541540
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7679, -1.5232

Location: A181, Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2SE

Locality: Shincliffe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 2SE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Sherburnhouse Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

NZ 3041
(East side)
Sherburn Hospital
12/80 Sherburn Hospital
10/5/67 Gatehouse, office
wing, lodge and
wall (formerly
listed in Sherburn
House C.P.)

Gatehouse, office, lodge and wall. C14 gatehouse, upper floor rebuilt 1896.
Possibly C14 buttressed wall. Mid C19 lodge and c.1896 office. Dressed and
ashlar sandstone. Office has graduated stone-tiled roof, lodge has Welsh
slate roof, gatehouse roof not visible. Stone chimney stacks. Gatehouse with
office on left return and lodge on right; L-plan wall on front of lodge.
Tudor style office and lodge.
2-storey, square-plan, angle-buttressed gatehouse. Pointed double-chamfered
archway under hoodmould leads into pointed tunnel vault on 3 chamfered ribs.
Low upper storey, rebuilt as muniment room, has 2-light mullioned window and
embattled parapet with gabled copings. Early C19 pointed archway on rear.
Single-storey, 2-bay office has 2- and 3-light ovolo-mullioned windows and a
steeply-pitched roof with overhanging eaves and verge. Tall corniced ridge
stack. Tudor-arched doorway; identical doorway in projecting porch on rear.
Single-storey, one-bay lodge with added lean-to bay on right. C19 pointed
doorway on left return under vault of gatehouse, 2-light mullioned windows
under hoodmoulds. Tall flat-coped parapets. Left bay projects on rear.
Later C19 one-storey range of sheds on front of lodge and built against inside
of wall (q.v.).
Tall flat-coped, L-plan wall. 8.0-metre long section on front of lodge has
3 regularly-spaced, 2-stage buttresses with offsets. Short return section to
right with identical buttress.
Historical note: Sherburn Hospital was founded c.1181 by Bishop Le Puiset as
a lazar-house for the reception of 65 lepers. It declined in C16 and was
badly damaged during the Civil War. Medieval remains are now only seen in the
gatehouse and chapel (Item 12/84).
(C.W. Gibby, Sherburn Hospital, 1976).

Listing NGR: NZ3077441540

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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