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Byres and Loft South-East of High Shipley, Marwood

Description: Byres and Loft South-East of High Shipley

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111420

OS Grid Reference: NZ0146621600
OS Grid Coordinates: 401466, 521600
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5896, -1.9788

Location: Marwood, Durham DL12 0DP

Locality: Marwood
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0DP

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Listing Text

NZ 02 SW
(South side, off)
7/56 Byres and loft
south-east of
High Shipley House


House, now byres and loft. Late C17 with C18 and early C20 alterations.
Sandstone rubble with corner boulder plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings;
stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. L-plan. 2 storeys, 4 bays with
one-storey, one-bay left pent extension and one-storey, 2-bay rear wing. C17
chamfered irregular-block surround with recessed flat-Tudor-arched head to
boarded door in second bay; J. LAMB S HIGH incised on right jamb. Similar door
inserted in third bay; side stone steps to first-floor boarded door at right
of third bay;first bay has blocked wide ground-floor window with wide thin
lintel over inserted light, and 2 pitching doors above; recessed diamond-
shaped stone panel over C17 door, square lights on each floor in fourth bay;
wood lintels, most renewed. Boarded door in left extension. Roof has cyma-
moulded kneelers and left end truncated square chimney. Rear elevation shows
full-height recessed centre, with some quoins and 2 wood lintels, probably the
inner wall of a demolished stair.

Interior shows ground floor altered, with stalls, pens and hay rack. First
floor has 2 rooms, each with C17 stone fire surround in left wall: that at
left corniced with moulded surround, that in centre wall with flat Tudor arch,
and moulded surround partly obscured by plaster; and small blank rectangular
recess in lintel. Roof has upper cruck trusses with tie beams, high collars,
and saddles; 2 levels of trenched purlins, overlapping; renewed rafters and
ridge piece; spurs on outer trusses; tie beams and intermediate attic floor
beams all with stepped-concave-stopped chamfers and cut to receive floor joists,
now removed. Some panelling at attic level continuing division formed by
central wall. Blocked 2-light-windows in gable peaks. Rear wing shows single
truss and principal rafters with swept eaves.

Listing NGR: NZ0146621600

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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