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Description: Grey Croft Farmhouse with Outbuilding and Farmbuilding Attached
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111893
OS Grid Reference: NY9425026689
OS Grid Coordinates: 394250, 526689
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6353, -2.0906
MIDDLETON IN TEESDALE AUKSIDE
14/90 Grey Croft farmhouse
with outbuilding and
Farmhouse and former cottage, now outbuilding, with byre and house, now byre
and loft attached. Probably early C18 with 1833 alterations and rebuilding of
byre (dated over byre door) for A. Todd.C18 part thinly-rendered coursed
rubble with millstone grit quoins, boulder plinth and ashlar dressings; stone-
flagged roof. C19 part coursed squared sandstone with tooled coarse sandstone
dressings and graduated green slate roof. Longhouse plan. 2 storeys, 9 bays.
2-bay house has flat stone lintel over inserted door at left, and flat stone
lintels and sills, some re-used early C18 from smaller windows, to late C19
sashes at right and 2 above. Former house at left, now outbuilding/workshop,
has some quoins to renewed door at right; early C18 re-used flat stone lintel
and sill to ground-floor 4-pane sash; renewed 12-pane sash above; eaves
slightly lower than those of house; details obscured by vegetation.
5-bay byre at right has plain stone surround to boarded cross-passage door in
first bay; Dutch doors in second and fourth in tooled surrounds with impost
blocks; similar surround to third-bay, first-floor boarded loft door, partly
renewed and part early C19 with carved initials. Flat stone lintels and
slightly-projecting stone sills to 2 fixed lights between doors. 4 square
ridge chimneys, at ends of range and at ends of house. Interior shows blocked
byre door and house door in cross passage , the house entrance with re-used
cruck collar as lintel; peg-holes visible and owner reports mortices now
concealed. Bulge in passage suggests house oven concealed by wall. Source:
Vera Chapman 'The Aukside Estate of Anthony Todd' in Transactions of the
Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland New
Series Vol. III, pp 75-86.
Listing NGR: NY9425026689
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