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Shellom House and Outbuilding, and Garden Wall Attached, Spennymoor

Description: Shellom House and Outbuilding, and Garden Wall Attached

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112268

OS Grid Reference: NZ2619531107
OS Grid Coordinates: 426195, 531107
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6744, -1.5953

Location: Kirkstone Close, Spennymoor, Durham DL16 7JG

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

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Listing Text

(North side)
Kirk Merrington

6/67 Shellom House and
outbuilding, and
garden wall attached

House with outbuilding and garden wall attached. Probably early C18, enlarged
c.1800. House front rendered, with ashlar plinth and dressings: Welsh slate
roof with stone gable copings and brick chimneys: returns and rear thinly-
rendered rubble. Outbuilding rubble with pantiled roof. Wall rubble with
flat stone coping. House gable end to street; wall L-plan along street front
and returning along front of garden.

House 2 storeys, 3 bays: outbuilding at right one storey, 3 bays. House has
near-central 6-panel door, upper panels glazed, under segmental arch in
architrave with corner paterae, recessed under segmental arch. Late C19
sashes in outer bays and at centre of first floor have projecting stone sills.
Roof has end gable copings on cyma-moulded kneelers, and banded end brick
chimneys. Rear full-width outshut under catslide roof. Outbuilding at right
has 4-pane sash in first wider bay, and paired 9-pane lights in 2 right bays.

Garden wall,c.2 to 2.5 metres high, as land slopes down in front of house,
has segmental-headed stone arch with voussoirs near house. Inner face of wall
has some survivors of a series of iron rings used in the preparation of
carpets, probably in the early C19 when Gilbert Henderson established a
'factory' in the village, which was already a centre of the weaving industry.
His firm moved to Durham and eventually became the firm of Hugh Mackay of the

Source: Walter Shea, Carpet Making in Durham City, (Durham County Library
Publications No. 17), Durham 1984; and information Mr. Charlton of Shellom

Listing NGR: NZ2619531107

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Source: English Heritage

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