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Doe Park, Hunderthwaite

Description: Doe Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111240

OS Grid Reference: NZ0057620237
OS Grid Coordinates: 400576, 520237
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5773, -1.9926

Location: B6277, Hunderthwaite, Durham DL12 9UQ

Locality: Hunderthwaite
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9UQ

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, The Christening Stone, 160m East of Doe Park, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

NZ 02 SW
(West side,off)
11/75 Doe Park
Country house. Circa 1700 with later addition. Dressed yellow sandstone with
grey sandstone dressings. Stone-flagged roof and stone chimney stacks. Tall
main block with low addition to right.

Symmetrical garden front: 2 storeys plus basement, 5 bays; centre bay breaks
forward. Basement has flush quoins; centre bay and ends, above string course,
have raised-and-chamfered quoins. All openings in architraves. 8-step
concave-plan perron stair, supported on segmental arches, leads to central
doorway with 5-panel double doors and 3-pane overlight, pulvinated frieze and
cornice. Basement: 2 side-hung 9-pane casements, with thick glazing bars, to
left of stair; C20 solid gabled porch and replaced 6-pane sash to right.
Replaced 12-pane sashes above string course. Eaves cornice and solid panelled
parapet break forward over centre bay. Steeply-pitched roof with coped gables.
Stepped left end and ridge stacks; corniced right end stack.

One-storey addition has a 4-pane sash, steeply-pitched roof and right end stack.

Narrow returns of main block have 2-pane sashes, some blocked, in projecting
flat-faced surrounds.

6-bay rear has raised-and-chamfered quoins. All openings in architraves.
Basement has altered openings: solid gabled C20 porch in bay 5 conceals centre-
hinged 2-leaf, 3-panel door; 8-pane sashes above with thick glazing bars,
several are fixed and one is blocked. Eaves raised, possibly replacing a
parapet. Roof with coped gabled and shaped kneelers.

Plain interior. Several 3-panel doors. Large, square stone fireplace in
basement. Dogleg staircase to rear has closed, moulded string, thin turned
balusters and a moulded grip handrail. 4 adzed, principal-rafter trusses with
pegged collars, 2rows of trenched purlins and supplementary principals to rear

Listing NGR: NZ0057620237

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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