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Description: Water Board Cottages and Buildings Attached at Rear
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110463
OS Grid Reference: NZ2859140978
OS Grid Coordinates: 428591, 540978
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7629, -1.5572
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE SHINCLIFFE ROAD
NZ 24 SE (West side, off)
4/408 Water board cottages
and buildings attached
Water company houses. Mid C19 for Durham Water Company, founded 1847 and
functioning by 1849. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh
slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys, 2 houses of 3 bays each and right extension
of one storey, one bay; rear wing 2 storeys, 4 bays.
Cottages in Italianate style have doors in third and fifth bays, under 3-paned
overlights, in enclosed porches; first door flushed, second 4-panel. Bracketed
sills to windows, mostly paired margined sashes; some single renewed sashes.
Blank gound-floor fourth bay. Giant pilasters define bays and support wide
eaves bands. Within these, ground floor lintel band with bracketed cornices
over windows. Similar cornices float above first floor windows. Low-pitched
hipped roof has wide eaves resting on paired brackets. End and front chimneys
with plinths and cornices, that at left end square with shaped coping. Yellow
chimney pots. Right extension has boarded double door. Rear wing has flat-
coped gables. C20 right extension on rear wing not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2859140978
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Source: English Heritage
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