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Tudhoe House and Laburnum Cottage and Walls Attached, Spennymoor

Description: Tudhoe House and Laburnum Cottage and Walls Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 112258

OS Grid Reference: NZ2588435690
OS Grid Coordinates: 425884, 535690
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7156, -1.5997

Location: St Charles Road, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 6LH

Locality: Spennymoor
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL16 6LH

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Listing Text

(North side)
Tudhoe Village

2/57 (inset) Nos. 81 and 83
(Tudhoe House and
30.3.51 Laburnum Cottage)
and walls attached

House, said to have been built as school; now 2 houses. 1820 rebuilding on
site of earlier house, probably incorporating early fabric. Painted render
with plinth and painted ashlar dressings; roof Welsh slate with stone gable
and parapet copings, and rendered chimneys with renewed brick bands and ashlar
cornice. Ashlar and rendered walls; ashlar piers. Gothic style. Double pile
plan. 2 storeys, 6 irregular bays. Narrow first bay has step up to C20 door
in Tudor-arched surround with dripmould. Remaining 5 bays symmetrical; steps
up to central door, with Gothic glazing bars to upper half, recessed in
double-chamfered surround. 2-light windows, and single light over first-bay
door, all have Gothic glazing bars and label moulds. Roof has wide gable
copings, that at right truncated below apex, and 4 ridge chimneys, the outer
at left set on gable, the right end chimney on recessed gable. 4 gabled
dormers have sashes with vertical glazing bars. Right return shows double
steps up to C20 door in gabled 2-storey central porch. Ashlar-coped dwarf
wall on steps. Rear elevation shows rebuilt rear wing to Laburnum house:
large Gothic-style stair window with glazing bars; some C20 windows; 2 gabled
roof dormers.

Interior shows longitudinal central passage, now blocked by division between
houses. Main stair in narrow open well, with round handrail on stick balusters,
and wreath and curtail. Second stair in No. 83 has grip handrail. Gothic
overlight with glazing bars and one opening light, to door across passage at
foot of second stair. No. 81 at right has some original stucco ceiling
decoration, and slender dado rail; much renewed and added. Some 6-panel doors
in fluted architraves with Tudor-rose paterae. No. 83 at left shows one
massive chamfered beam; 2-panel door to cellar. Cellar of No. 83 flat-ceiled,
with overlapping boards; that of No. 81 brick-vaulted.

Forecourt walls break forward from ends of house, and enclose forecourt. Side
walls ashlar, front wall painted render; tall square ashlar piers terminate
front wall and have plinths, and pyramidal coping on cornices; entrance to
No. 83 formed by second altered pier; break in front wall forms entrance to
No. 81.

Historical note; at one time the home of the managers of the Iron and Coal
Company, and the property of the Salvin family.

Source: H.C. Surtees, The History of the Parishes of Tudhoe and Sunnybrow,
(Mainsforth), 1925.

Listing NGR: NZ2588435690

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Source: English Heritage

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