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Prospect House, Hamsterley

Description: Prospect House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111858

OS Grid Reference: NZ1120031081
OS Grid Coordinates: 411200, 531081
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6747, -1.8278

Location: Saunders Avenue, Hamsterley, Durham DL13 3PZ

Locality: Hamsterley
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 3PZ

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Listing Text

(West end)
23/57 Prospect House
House. Mid C18 with late C19 addition and alterations. Main block thin
courses of squared sandstone with quoins and ashlar dressings; rear additions
snecked stone. Roofs stone flags, with stone gable copings, Welsh slate with
yellow brick chimney and pantiles. L-plan with left rear added wing. Main
block 2 storeys, 3 bays with one-storey, one-bay pent addition. Central half-
glazed door in porch with bargeboards. Flanking canted bay windows with
bracketed cornices; late C19 first-floor sashes, the central narrow, with
roughly-cut voussoirs, partly obscured by ivy at time of survey. Roof has
moulded kneelers, very tall end chimneys, and corniced yellow brick chimney on
rear wing. Left pent extension with pantiled roof. Left return shows blank
gable to main block, with boarded door in pent extension. Gabled 3-storey one-
bay rear wing has late C19 sashes with flat stone lintels and sills. Interior:
6-panel doors in main range; dado rail in central passage; right ground-floor
room has round-headed cupboard, with shaped shelves, and doors removed, to
right of c. 1900 chimney piece; dentilled stucco cornice. Corner fire in C18
right rear wing, with C20 fire surround.

Listing NGR: NZ1120031081

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Source: English Heritage

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