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West Middleton Farmhouse, Wycliffe with Thorpe

Description: West Middleton Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111788

OS Grid Reference: NZ1295612753
OS Grid Coordinates: 412956, 512753
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5099, -1.8014

Location: Wycliffe, Durham DL11 7HL

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

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Listing Text


7/194 West Middleton


House. Late C17 probably incorporating earlier fabric; rear wing extended in
C18; roof renewed and eaves level raised in 1952. Rubble with cut dressings;
C20 red tile roof with some stacks rebuilt in brick; stone slates on single-
storey part. Main part of house double-span.

3 storeys, 5 bays. Rusticated quoins. Central C20 glazed door in architrave
with broken pediment. Single ground-floor window between traces of blocked
openings on left, and 2 windows on right. 1st floor central keyed oval panel
with 2 windows on each side; all windows of lower floors are 16-pane casements
in architraves. 2nd floor has central 6-pane casement between 12-pane
casements; jambs and slightly-projecting sills re-set when wall heightened
in 1952. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; end stacks rebuilt on old bases.
Set back to right a single-storey bay with boarded door and small chamfered

Left return shows C20 porch on left; 12-pane casement and 4-pane sash above;
2 small stone-surround windows, one blocked. 2 similar small windows
on right return. Rear elevation in 2 sections: earlier right part shows
chamfered ground-floor window, 16-pane sash and 12-pane Yorkshire sash in
former 2-light mullioned stair window. C18 left part shows 3 stone-surround
windows and 12-pane Yorkshire sash. Stepped-and-corniced end stacks to rear

Interior: Inside C20 porch is stone-surround doorway. Older blocked door on
right re-using earlier lintel with triple pointed arches under panel with date
163(?) and initials I A, partly cut away by later oval overlight. West
ground floor room has fireplace, in architrave under moulded cornice, re-set
from bedroom above; similar but smaller fireplace in east bedroom. Old
chamfered beams. Dog-leg closed-string stair with twist balusters, moulded
handrail and square newels with knob finials.

C20 shed to east and C20 west porch are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1295612753

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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