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The White Swan Public House and Swan Cottage, Barnard Castle

Description: The White Swan Public House and Swan Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 111756

OS Grid Reference: NZ0478316363
OS Grid Coordinates: 404783, 516363
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5425, -1.9276

Location: B6277, Startforth, Durham DL12 9BA

Locality: Barnard Castle
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9BA

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Listing Text


11/165 The White Swan
29.10.81 Public House and
Swan Cottage
(formerly listed as
The White Swan Public


Public house with attached house. North part early C18, south part probably
early C19 but with older fabric. North end rendered and whitewashed, street
front squared stone, rear elevations rubble with cut dressings. Graduated
stone slate roofs, with white brick north end stack.

North end, fronting to bridge, shows 6-panel door in tooled stone surround
flanked by windows with renewed glazing; above right painted sign board,
above left 4-pane sash. Coped gable on moulded kneelers, with stack at

Street front in 2 parts. Older left section 2 storeys on basement, 2 irregular
bays. Inserted doors and scattered openings in tooled stone surrounds.
Right section 2 storeys, 3 irregular bays. Boarded double doors under
elliptical arch, 2 boarded doors, scattered windows; ridge and right end
stacks. Fenestration 4-pane sashes or C20 casements.

River front: Older right part 3 storeys + basement, 3 bays, the left set
back. Right bays have small basement windows, flat-faced cross windows (one
altered) above, stone-surround windows (one blocked) on 1st floor and 5-light
window (3 lights blocked, 2 with 9-pane Yorkshire sashes), perhaps to a former.
weaving floor, at the top. Left part shows various sash windows on top floor,
and small openings below.

The position of the building and a large round arch suggestive of a wheel
housing, revealed by a fall of masonry in the basement of the south part,
indicate that it may have been a mill.

Listing NGR: NZ0478416367

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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