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Barforth Hall with Attached Outbuilding to North East, Barforth

Description: Barforth Hall with Attached Outbuilding to North East

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111596

OS Grid Reference: NZ1638216695
OS Grid Coordinates: 416382, 516695
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5453, -1.7483

Location: Barforth, Durham DL2 3RT

Locality: Barforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3RT

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Listing Text


4/7 Barforth Hall with
attached outbuilding
12.1.67 to north-east


Manor house. Late medieval, altered early C19 and mid C20. Stone, pebble-
dashed and colour-washed, with cut dressings. C20 grey tile roof except for
stone slabs on north-east wing and pantiles on outbuilding. Ranges around
rectangular courtyard; west range demolished in early C19.

North elevation: main part 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central 4-centred carriage arch
of 2 moulded orders on semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals; hollow-
chamfered hood. Window of 5 elliptical-arched lights above. Gabled left bay
has three C20 casements with 2 renewed 4-pane sashes over. Right bay has 8-
pane Yorkshire sash to left of pent outbuilding with 2 boarded doors; boarded
door and lead-latticed casement on left return. Far left single-storey 2-bay
extension with boarded door and C20 casement and 2 reset windows, each of 2
round-arched lights,on the left return. East elevation shows projecting
stepped lateral stack, and various windows. Later openings on south front;
door in cross-passage postion.

Elevations to courtyard: North: double-chamfered carriage arch, and two old 3-
light windows above. South range shows old studded door in hollow-chamfered
flat-pointed arch in square frame, with hoodmould. Renewed 12-pane sash and
old 3-light window above; large projecting stepped stack to right.

Interior: largely remodelled C20. North room of east range has heavy
chamfered ceiling beams and joists with broach stops; south room has similar
beams and joists with hollow-chamfered stops; mortices and grooves show former
partition and door positions. Old door in south range has remains of leather
hinges, and drawbar. Original roof trusses mostly of principal-rafter type,
but three are closed king-post trusses with herringbone studding, lath and
daub infill. In south-east gable a blocked window of 3 round-headed lights,
concealed externally.

Listing NGR: NZ1638216695

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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