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The Mansion House, Gainford

Description: The Mansion House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111061

OS Grid Reference: NZ1696916889
OS Grid Coordinates: 416969, 516889
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5470, -1.7392

Location: 4 Piggy Lane, Gainford, Durham DL2 3DN

Locality: Gainford
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3DN

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Listing Text

(North side)

No. 7
9/108 (The Mansion House)


Substantial house. Late C18 main block with early C19 addition to right and
later wing attached to rear. Main block and addition: roughcast masonry with
painted ashlar dressings; graduated green slate roofs with brick stacks. Rear
wing: dressed sandstone; pantiled roof with double course of sandstone flags
at eaves; ashlar stacks.

3-storey, 3-bay main block has low plinth, ground floor sill band, raised and
chamfered quoins and sashes in raised surrounds. Part-glazed 4-panel door,
with radial fanlight and archivolt, in pedimented Tuscan doorcase with fluted
frieze and angle paterae; two 12-pane sashes to left. 12-pane sashes to first
floor and 9-pane sashes to second floor. Low-pitched roof has coped gables
with shaped kneelers; two rebuilt end chimneys.

Low 2-storey, 2-bay addition has boarded door in raised surround and blocked
carriage arch to left. Carriage arch has raised surround with keystone and
impost blocks, inserted latticed casement and blocked window above. Moderately-
pitched roof has coped right gable.

Rear of house has two round-arched staircase windows. 2-storey, 3-bay rear
wing has 9-pane sashes in raised surrounds. Steeply-pitched hipped roof
with 2 stepped and corniced ridge stacks.

Listing NGR: NZ1696916889

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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