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Tower House, Lartington

Description: Tower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111268

OS Grid Reference: NZ0190317748
OS Grid Coordinates: 401903, 517748
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5550, -1.9721

Location: B6277, Lartington, Durham DL12 9BP

Locality: Lartington
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9BP

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Listing Text

NZ 0117 (North side)

Tower House
Former village schoolroom and master's house, now a dwelling. Mid C19 with C20
alterations possibly incorporating an earlier structure. Squared sandstone
rubble; stone-flagged roofs and stone chimney stacks.

One-storey, 4-bay former school room to left. Replaced door to left. 2 pointed-arched
windows under hoodmoulds with replaced casements in bays 2 and 3. Partly-blocked
former doorway to right, under square hoodmould, has identical inserted window.
Roof has coped left gable with shaped kneelers. Rendered ridge stack.

Former Master's house to right: 2 storeys, 3 bays with taller clock tower on right return. Main block has alternating quoins and first-floorband. Replaced door to left.
Replaced casements in altered openings. Roof with coped gables and shaped
kneelers. Truncated left end stack. Square plan tower: band at eaves level
of house; leaded gabled roof with overhanging eaves and verge and small stack
to left; square louvred lantern with pyramidal roof and weather cock. Right
return of tower: 12-pane ground-floor sash in projecting surround; 2 round
windows with radial glazing and a large circular clock face above band; verge
of tower roof has pierced, wavy bargeboards.

A prominent feature in the village.

Listing NGR: NZ0190317748

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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