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Flushiemere House and Level Entrance Circa 5 Metres to North, Newbiggin

Description: Flushiemere House and Level Entrance Circa 5 Metres to North

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111955

OS Grid Reference: NY9093731054
OS Grid Coordinates: 390937, 531054
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6745, -2.1420

Location: Newbiggin, Durham DL12 0UF

Locality: Newbiggin
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 0UF

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Listing Text

NY 93 SW
(East bank)
7/153 Flushiemere House
and level entrance
26.6.87 c.5 metres to north
Lead and barytes mine lodging shop. Probably mid C19 for London Lead Company.
Coursed rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings; graduated stone-flagged roof
with stone chimneys and square yellow pots. 2 storeys, 3 bays with pent left
addition of one storey, one bay. Flat stone lintel over central boarded door.
Similar lintels and projecting stone sills to flanking and first-floor square
openings, some with 4 empty lights; that over door blocked. Roof has 3 ridge
chimneys, with top strings, at ends and at right of second bay. Interior
plastered, with central enclosed stair; cast iron kitchen range, in left
ground-floor room, by Henry Down, Barnard Castle; chamfered stone lintel
over fire in right room; partition walls in right bay form 2 small ground-
floor rooms, one with stone shelf.

Mine drainage level entrance. Probably mid C19. Sandstone blocks form
round-headed rough arch with voussoirs. Included for group value.

The London Lead Company was notable for providing lodging shops for its
miners post 1818.

Source: A. Raistrick, Two centuries of Industrial Welfare.

Listing NGR: NY9093731054

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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