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Description: Spennymoor Cottage and Spennymoor House
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112277
OS Grid Reference: NZ2488233222
OS Grid Coordinates: 424882, 533222
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6934, -1.6155
NZ 23 SW SPENNYMOOR WHITHWORTH TERRACE
Four Lane Ends
5/75 Spennymoor Cottage
House, originally inn, later estate office and house, now 2 houses. Early C18
for Shafto family of Whitworth Hall (q.v.). Early C19 additions. Main house,
now Spennymoor Cottage, at right. C19 addition at left now Spennymoor House.
Incised render with painted ashlar dressings; painted plinth and quoins; roof
French tiles and pantiles, with stone gable copings and rear stone-flagged
eaves; rear outshut roofs Welsh slate and synthetic stone tiles.- Earlier
house at right 2 low storeys, 4 bays; later part 2 storeys, 2 bays. First
build has half-glazed door in third bay, with gabled C20glazed porch; 4-pane
sashes with painted projecting stone sills, those on first floor at eaves
level with gabled dormer roofs; right end gable coping with curved kneeler;
banded rendered end chimneys and larger chimney between third and fourth bays.
Left addition has half-glazed door with overlight at right, in doorcase of
fluted pilasters and entablature, cornice breaking forward over pilasters.
4-pane sashes in canted bay window at left, and in right first-floor window;
plain sashes in left first-floor window. Left quoins. Banded left end
chimney on low-pitched roof. Right return of first build has stone in shape
of bull set in gable peak, and some throughstones. Rear outshut of Spennymoor
Cottage is now part of Spennymoor House.
Historical note: once the only building on Spenny Moor, erected as a
commercial venture at the crossroads of the drovers' road and the Durham -
Bishop Auckland road. Information from Mr. D. Moreton.
Listing NGR: NZ2488233222
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Source: English Heritage
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