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Former Saddle House at North Side of Entrance to Toft House Farmhouse, Eggleston

Description: Former Saddle House at North Side of Entrance to Toft House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111835

OS Grid Reference: NY9881024817
OS Grid Coordinates: 398810, 524817
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6185, -2.0199

Location: Eggleston, Durham DL12 0AZ

Locality: Eggleston
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0AZ

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Listing Text

NY92SE NY98802480
19/33 Former saddle house
26.6.87 at North side of
entrance to Toft
House farmhouse

Probable saddle house, now farm storage building. Probably late C18 for London
Lead Company. Roughly-coursed and squared sandstone with ashlar dressings;
stone-flagged roof.

One-storey, one wide bay. Flat stone lintel to door at left; similar lintel
and rough slab sill to square opening at right of door. Low-pitched roof has
stone chimney with throughstone drip strings at base and near top. Rear to
road blank.

Interior shows massive flat stone fire lintel in right return wall set on stone
corbel at left, and set into wall at right; 2 square lamp recesses on rear
wall and one on left wall. Roof of roughly-shaped single purlins and ridge,
and similar rafters. Ridge piece broken at time of survey.

Was the storage room for pack-horse saddles, used to carry lead-ore to nearby
smelt mill; building of bridge and road in C19 probably made this building

Listing NGR: NY9881024817

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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