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Ashgill Head Shop & Level Entrance, Forest and Frith

Description: Ashgill Head Shop & Level Entrance

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
Date Delisted: 06 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 111841

OS Grid Reference: NY8081935510
OS Grid Coordinates: 380819, 535510
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7142, -2.2992

Location: B6277, Forest and Frith, Durham DL12 0XY

Locality: Forest and Frith
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0XY

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Listing Text

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FOREST AND FIRTH B6277 (north side)
NY 83 NW
Ashgill Head
Ashgill Head Shop and
level entrance


FOREST AND FRITH B6277 (North side)
Ashgill Head
2/39 Ashgill Head shop
and level
Lead mine lodging shop and level. Probably early C19 for London Lead Company.
Coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings; roof of graduated stone flags.
Level entrance coursed rubble. Shop 2 storeys, 3 bays; level at left and
slightly forward of shop.

Shop has flat stone lintels over empty doors in first 2 bays, window in third
bay and over 3 first-floor windows, all empty. Small blocked ground-floor
opening at left has similar lintel; all windows have projecting stone sills.
Rear bank entry in outshut. Segmental-arched level entrance has rough
voussoirs; rough wall frames arch.

Yard wall attached at left-on higher ground continues around 3 sides of
enclosure, abutting house wall.

Right return gable of shop damaged at time of survey.

Included for historical interest as an example of a typical shop and level

Listing NGR: NY8081935510

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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