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Hallgarth Farmhouse, Spennymoor

Description: Hallgarth Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112239

OS Grid Reference: NZ2623831400
OS Grid Coordinates: 426238, 531400
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6770, -1.5946

Location: B6287, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 7HP

Locality: Spennymoor
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL16 7HP

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Listing Text

(North side)
Kirk Merrington

6/33 Hallgarth Farmhouse


House, at one time inn. Circa 1700 with c.1800 alterations. Large sandstone
rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and
gable copings, and C20 brick chimneys. 2 storeys, 5 windows, with left pent
one-storey, one-bay addition. Central C20 panelled door under corniced
lintel; flat stone lintels and sills to sashes of late C19 type. Roof gable
copings rest on moulded kneelers. End chimneys. Left addition has blank,
flat-topped wall to front; left return has C19 window in flat stone lintel
and sill. Returns of house each has 4-pane sash in front of gable peak.
Rear central door; 2-light horizontal sliding sash with glazing bars, to right
of door, has flat stone lintel and sill. 4-pane sashes on first floor have
C19 lintels and projecting stone sills. It is probable that the whole building
was raised at eaves, and the rear enlarged, in the c.1800 alterations; a butt
join in the right return gable is not matched by a clear division in the left
return, but render and repairs have obscured the evidence.

Interior: central dogleg stair continues into roof space; moulded panelled
handrail, and square newels with caps continuous from handrail, and simple
pendants; moulded closed string; lower flights have boxed-in balustrade; top
flight has column-and-vase balusters; gallery in roof has skittle balusters
above stair head, and plainer turned balusters above stair-side; handrail
plain on inner face at top, and upper newels similarly plain. Balustrade and
moulding of handrail diminish to accommodate rising balustrade at each
junction. Ground-floor room to right of stair; cupboards with shaped shelves,
and raised fielded panelling throughout, with deeply-moulded cornice; painted
chimney-piece has lugged surround below fret, frieze and large cornice;
pulvinated frieze and large cornice over door to hall. Hall shows inserted
wall, curved to respect window, to left of door; C18 door to cupboard below
stairs; segmental arch to rear of house. First-floor room to right of stair
has panelling on right gable wall, with cupboards flanking fire. Ground
floor rear room at right plainer; rear hall has post supporting staircase.
Ground-floor doors of 6 fielded panels in architraves; 2-panel doors in
architraves on first floor in front part of house; 6 flat panels to doors of
rooms at rear. Reported to have underdrawn beams on both floors. Roof only
partly inspected; 2 rooms at front show queen-post roof with run-out chamfers
on narrow rafters, purlins and posts.

Cellar not inspected.

Asbestos-roofed outbuilding attached to right is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2623831400

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Source: English Heritage

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