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Smithy, Byres and Dovecote, 12 Metres East of Hill House, Headlam

Description: Smithy, Byres and Dovecote, 12 Metres East of Hill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 111090

OS Grid Reference: NZ1839817909
OS Grid Coordinates: 418398, 517909
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5561, -1.7170

Location: Headlam, Durham DL2 3EY

Locality: Headlam
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3EY

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Listing Text

(North side, off)

6/6 smithy, byres and dovecote,
12 metres east of Hill

Range of outbuildings. Probably C18. Roughcast and painted sandstone rubble
with dressed quoins; moderately-pitched pantiled roofs. Continuous L-shaped
range: single-storey, 3-bay smithy; single-storey, single-bay byre; set-back,
2-storey dovecote; and, at right-angles to north, a single-storey, 3-bay byre.
Smithy has central boarded door with fire-insurance mark and retains forge and
bellows. Byre has Dutch door and steeper-pitched roof. Dovecote: ground floor
has byre with Dutch door and external stone staircase to first-floor boarded
door; first floor has blocked breather, alighting band with entry holes near
eaves, low-pitched pyramidal roof above projecting eaves band, octagonal glover
ofnwood with conical cap and weather vane; stone-lined interior with nesting
boxes. Byre range attached to north of dovecote has Dutch doors.

Detached range of farmbuildings to east of dovecote not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1839817909

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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