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Thornley House and Cottage at Left, Shincliffe

Description: Thornley House and Cottage at Left

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 109962

OS Grid Reference: NZ3074741601
OS Grid Coordinates: 430747, 541601
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7684, -1.5236

Location: A181, Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2SE

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

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Listing Text

NZ 3041
(East side, off)
Sherburn Hospital
12/81 Thornley House and
28/2/52 cottage at left
(formerly listed
as Sherburn Hospital
and Chapel in
Sherburn House C.P.)
Range of Elderly Persons' dwellings, c.1760 with c.1896 cottage at left (all
known as Thornley House). Tooled dressed sandstone and graduated stone-tiled
roofs. Cottage has ashlar walls and chimney stacks. Rebuilt brick stacks on
main range. Tudor-style cottage.
Long linear main range in 2 sections: one storey, 11 bays at right; 2 storeys,
6 bays at left. Low plinth. Openings in raised flat-faced surrounds, some
renewed. Single-storey range has doorway in fifth bay, blocked doorway near
right end bay, late C20 top-hung casements and steeply-pitched roof with
overhanging eaves and 4 old-brick ridge stacks. 2-storey section, with
entrances on rear, has similar casements, in square openings on first floor,
and steeply-pitched roof with 4 tall ridge stacks.
Single-storey, 3-bay cottage at right-angles on left has chamfered plinth.
Moulded Tudor-arched doorway at right. Small double-chamfered, ovolo-mullioned
window in centre bay and single-light window at left, both set close to eaves.
Steeply-pitched roof with overhanging eaves. Coped left gable parapet with
finials on footstones and a truncated ridge stack. Tall corniced ridge stack
at right. Small slightly-domed pyramidal roof, rising from main roof at
junction between cottage and 2-storey range. Side facing main road has similar
3-light windows.
Added gabled wing, with lower c.1896 range at right-angles, on centre rear of
single-storey range.
Altered L-plan range on left rear of 2-storey section is not of special

Listing NGR: NZ3074741601

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Source: English Heritage

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