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Fyndoune and Fyndoune Mews, Witton Gilbert

Description: Fyndoune and Fyndoune Mews

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 110039

OS Grid Reference: NZ2453245878
OS Grid Coordinates: 424532, 545878
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8072, -1.6198

Location: B6532, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH1 5RJ

Locality: Witton Gilbert
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 5RJ

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NW
(West side)
1/48 Fyndoune and
10/5/67 Fyndoune Mews.
(Formerly listed
as Findon Cottage)

House, now 2 separate residences. Early C19 incorporating C17 building, with
late C19 and early C20 alterations. Rough render with partial boulder plinth
and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and stone gable copings.
2 storeys, 5 bays. 2 left bays early C19, with half-glazed door, in later
half-glazed porch with low gable, in second bay. Early C19 bow window to
left, with C20 glazing including armorial panel and monograms; 2- and 3-light
windows above. Older part at right has boulder plinth, interrupted by square
projecting bay at right end, with bay window on ground floor and 3-light first-
floor window; 3-light windows in third and fourth bays of ground floor under
renewed label moulds; later windows above, of 3 and one lights, under single
wide label mould. All windows have early C20 wood mullions and transoms.
Ridge chimney at left of older part; damaged finial at right end of ridge.
Low-relief cast-iron plaque with figures, over door, has added frame with
legend 'NEW FOREST C17 FINDON Cl9'. Right return has full-height bowed
projection, blank on ground floor, with some curved glass in 3 first-floor
curved sashes. Rear C19 and C20 additions include half-timbered gabled porch;
some late C20 glazing.

Interior shows earliest room through third and fourth bays, with boxed-in wide
beam, and joists with run-out chamfers. 1905 panelling and chimney piece,
with dates 1613 and 1905; several re-used carved brackets with herons. Fifth
bay room has re-used early C18 chimney-piece, bought in Newcastle, with motto
'Think and Thank' and initials A and 0. Roof of these 3 bays has massive tie-
beam trusses, with 2 levels of butt purlins.

Source: "Findon Cottage" and "The Master" (sic) (Ellen Graham signs preface)
1916; for private circulation.

Rear service wing now Fyndoune Mews. C20 porch and windows.

Rear garage wing, at right-angles to service wing, is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2453245878

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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