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The Old Rectory, Spennymoor

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112260

OS Grid Reference: NZ2262333758
OS Grid Coordinates: 422623, 533758
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6984, -1.6505

Location: 7 Hagg Lane, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 7NW

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

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Listing Text

(South side)
Byers Green

5/59 The Old Rectory


Rectory, now private house. 1851. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings, plinth and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and gable
copings. T-plan with extruded porch. Jacobean style. 2 storey, 4-bay main
block, the fourth with full-height porch; 2-storey cross wing at right with
one bay to front and 5 on return. South elevation to garden: porch has
filleted flat-Tudor-arched door in wide-chamfered stone surround under raised
label mould, with recessed soffit under mould. Chamfered stone surround to
2-light window above with vertical glazing bars in paired narrow sashes;
single blocked light with chamfered stone surround under gable coping, which
rests on moulded kneelers and has bud finial. 3 bays of main range at left
have similar windows except for the central one on ground floor, which is
wider. Gable of right cross wing projects slightly in front of porch and has
paired sashes at left on ground floor, and wide external central stack with
offsets, supporting paired diagonally-set square stone chimneys with wide
cornices. Steeply-pitched roof has ridge chimneys, copings and finials on all
gables, and roll-moulded ridge. Right return has outer bays projecting
slightly, and windows in similar style to those of front.

Interior: 4-panel doors in architraves and panelled reveals; stair in C17
style with high grip handrail.

Source: H.C. Surtees, The History of the Parish of Byers Green, (Mainsforth),

Listing NGR: NZ2262333758

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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