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The Rectory, Etherley

Description: The Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111375

OS Grid Reference: NZ1637428419
OS Grid Coordinates: 416374, 528419
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6506, -1.7477

Location: Red Houses, Etherley, Durham DL14 0HT

Locality: Etherley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL14 0HT

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Listing Text

NZ 12 NE
(West side, off)
High Etherley
5/10 The Rectory


Rectory. Dated 1834, probably by Ramshaw; rear additions of 1882 incorporate
fragments of C18 house. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings,
plinth and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Irregular plan.
Tudor style. Main front 2 storeys, 3 bays; steps up to central renewed door
and inserted overlight in Tudor-arched surround with wide, stopped chamfer;
Tudor lettering 18 T 34 in moulded panel under floating cornice; 2-light window
above, and 3-light windows in outer bays, have recessed chamfers, stone mullions,
floating cornices; narrow sashes, most with glazing bars removed. Central bay
projects slightly under crow-stepped gable with gable string. Roof gable
copings rest on moulded kneelers; end chimneys with plinths and cornices have
2-centred arches between conjoined flues; similar chimneys on rear wing ridges.
Interior shows moulded stucco ceiling cornices to principal rooms; 6-panel
doors in architraves; re-used 2-panel door to cellar.

The 'T' in the date panel perhaps refers to Bishop Thorpe, a patron of the

Most of the cost was met by the vicar, George Watson.

Source: P. Kilminster Etherley Parish Church St. Cuthbert, 1982.

Listing NGR: NZ1637428419

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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