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Description: Bull Hole Byre to North of Lodge Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 109994
OS Grid Reference: NZ2326844179
OS Grid Coordinates: 423268, 544179
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7920, -1.6396
BEARPARK BEARPARK COLLIERY ROAD
NZ 24 SW
(North end, off)
5/5 Bull Hole Byre, to
12/1/86 north of Lodge farmhouse.
(Formerly listed in
Witton Gilbert C.P.)
Byre and cartshed, now byre. Probably mid C17 with alterations. Small stone
rubble with large quoins and some throughstones. Lakeland slate roof with
stone ridge. One storey, 3 bays. West elevation shows wide wood doorway at
right with recessed flat Tudor-arched head under wood lintel; flanking
triangular vent holes. Left bay has wagon entrance, now blocked. High-
pitched roof with 2 blocked inserted skylights. Interior shows thick walls,
reducing in thickness to eaves. 2 pairs of angled crucks, set into walls
slightly above ground level, have extended collars which support through
purlins, and pegged saddles at apex supporting ridge piece. 4 large joist
holes in north gable wall may indicate a loft at this end, the southern ends
of the joists having rested on a beam since removed but which may be represented
by 2 sawn-off stubs in the appropriate position. Part of the Bearpark estate
of the Dean and Chapter of Durham.
Source: L.J. Edwards, 'Surviving Pre-C19 Farm Buildings on the Bearpark
Estate, Durham', in Making Sense of Buildings, eds. Peter Clack and Jill Ivy,
Durham 1985(papers from CBA3 Autumn Conference 1984).
Listing NGR: NZ2326844179
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Source: English Heritage
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