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Girlington Hall Farmhouse, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: Girlington Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111784

OS Grid Reference: NZ1283213753
OS Grid Coordinates: 412832, 513753
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5189, -1.8033

Location: Wycliffe, Durham DL11 7DF

Locality: Wycliffe with Thorpe
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7DF

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Listing Text


7/193 Girlington Hall

19.1.52 II*

Manor house. Cross-wing C14 or early C15, hall block probably remodelled in
C16 and raised in C17; minor late C18 or early C19 alterations. Roughly-
coursed rubble with cut dressings; graduated stone slate roof. Hall block
with west cross-wing.

2 storeys + attic, 3 bays; gabled left bay is end of crosswing. Large quoins
on left and in upper part of right wall of this bay. C20 door in C19 doorway
in second bay. Chamfered doorway and 2-light mullioned window at right, both
blocked. Modern window between with medieval left jamb. C19 and later
sashes and casements, those on 1st floor right part in C17 surrounds, that on
1st floor left in former 2-light trefoil-headed window with mullion removed.
Blocked mullioned attic windows. Ridge stack at junction. Slab gable coping
with finial; added left crowsteps.

3-bay left return has C19 sashes, some inserted, some using earlier openings;
one blocked trefoil-headed light. Similar features-to rear elevation and
outshut of cross-wing. Massive external stack to hall range.

Interior. Heavy transverse beams throughout. 4-centred chamfered doorway
to stone winder stair in outshut. Cross-wing has 3½-bay original roof;
trusses have principals rising to a high collar; the inner 2 trusses have
broad curved principals forming, with centre of collar, a 2-centred arch.
Southern truss has no tie-beam; principals spring from stone corbels,
suggesting an open first-floor hall or solar. Hall roof is a C17 reconstruction
with 3 principal-rafter trusses, re-using medieval rafters.

The C14 house, from the evidence of the south elevation, may have had a hall
block with a low eaves level, probably aisled. Shortened east end indicates
a removed service bay or wing. Absence of quoining and other indications at
north-west corner of cross-wing suggest a former garderobe.

Listing NGR: NZ1283213753

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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