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Baxter Wood Farmhouse, Brandon and Byshottles

Description: Baxter Wood Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110065

OS Grid Reference: NZ2546342312
OS Grid Coordinates: 425463, 542312
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7751, -1.6057

Location: Durham DH1 4TG

Locality: Brandon and Byshottles
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 4TG

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE (South side, off)

4/17 Baxter Wood Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late C17-early C18 with mid C19 alterations and refenestration.
Coursed rubble with some old brick infill at gables. Pantiled roof and rebuilt
brick chimneys. North wing and later west wing form 2-storey L-plan house.
Re-entrant faces of garden front each have 2 bays: C19 part-glazed, 6-panel
door in west wing; mainly 4-pane sashes; lateral stack to north wing. South
and east gables have flush alternate quoins (those on east gable are long and
thin). East gable has low plinth and possibly C17 oak window frame to first
floor. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables and end chimneys. Rear of west
wing has infilled north bay with inserted 4-pane sashes. Small, possibly C17
first-floor oak window frame to south.
Interior. Late C17, closed-string, dogleg staircase of 2 flights plus landing
rail, in west wing, has squat turned balusters and a square-section moulded
handrail. Wood winder stair rises inside east gable of north wing. Peter Smart,
the Puritan, is believed to have died at Baxter Wood circa 1625.

Listing NGR: NZ2546342312

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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