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Esh Winning Miners' Memorial Hall, Brandon and Byshottles

Description: Esh Winning Miners' Memorial Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 110051

OS Grid Reference: NZ1942041934
OS Grid Coordinates: 419420, 541934
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7720, -1.6996

Location: Brandon Road, Brandon, Esh Winning, Durham DH7 9NR

Locality: Brandon and Byshottles
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH7 9NR

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Listing Text

NZ 14 SE (East side)

2/3 Esh Winning Miners'
30/1/76 Memorial Hall


Former Miners' Memorial Hall and village community centre. Erected in memory
of First World War victims. 1928 by J.A. Robson. Rock-faced stone basement.
Light-red engineering brick in stretcher bond and elaborate, yellow terracotta
dressings above. Plain, tiled roof. Late example of Edwardian Baroque. 2
storeys plus basement. Symmetrical 3+2+1+2+3-bay facade. Centre and end
sections break forward. Basement crowned by string course. First floor and
eaves have friezes with enriched cornices: Parapet has balustraded panels.
Ground-floor sashes, in architraves, have aprons, moulded sills and margined
glazing bars. First floor has round-headed sashes in eared architraves with
swept bases, shaped tops and triple keystones.
Central section has double door in porch with open segmental pediment, squat
columns and angular capitals. Porch flanked by rusticated pilasters on stone
pedestals. 2 sashes above under large, open segmental pediment on panelled
pilasters. Shaped false gable and central clock face above. Wood lantern and
cupola on roof ridge. Set-back, flanking 2-bay sections. End sections have
open-pedimented centre bay which breaks forward and is framed by rusticated
pilasters with panelled pilasters above. Centre bay has wide ground-floor
window; first-floor tripartite window, with pedimented centre light and radial
glazed head, in surround with triple keystone and semicircular archivolt on
pilasters with angular capitals. Flat-topped, hipped roof has steeply-pitched
sides and breaks forward over projecting sections of facade.
Building exhibits high quality materials and workmanship.

Listing NGR: NZ1942041934

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Source: English Heritage

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