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Walls and Gate Piers to East of Middridge Grange Farmhouse, Heighington

Description: Walls and Gate Piers to East of Middridge Grange Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 110811

OS Grid Reference: NZ2452224605
OS Grid Coordinates: 424522, 524605
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6160, -1.6218

Location: Shildon, Durham DL4 2QE

Locality: Heighington
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL4 2QE

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Listing Text

(East side, off)
2/60 Walls and gate
piers to east of
Middridge Grange
Garden walls and pair of gate piers. Probably early C17 walls and late C17-
early C18 gate piers. Coursed rubble walls and ashlar piers. Walls enclose a
nearly-rectangular area known as The Orchard.
2.0 - 3.0-metre high walls, broken down and partly rebuilt in places. Wall, on
rear of cart shed (q.v.), runs north for 30 metres, east for 55 metres, south
for 70 metres and west for 55 metres and has short return section to pair of
fragmentary gate piers, with chamfered rustication, attached to the farmhouse.
All these walls have small, mostly-blocked triangular openings set low at c.3.0-
metre intervals, said to be loop-holes for musket fire dating from the Civil
War period; but could be wind vents preventing turbulence on the leeward side
of the walls.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2452224605

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Source: English Heritage

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