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Yew Cottage, Windlestone

Description: Yew Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112282

OS Grid Reference: NZ2632028774
OS Grid Coordinates: 426320, 528774
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6534, -1.5936

Location: A689, Windlestone, Durham DL17 0LX

Locality: Windlestone
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL17 0LX

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Listing Text

(South side, off)
Windlestone Park

9/82 (inset) Yew Cottage


House, at one time for the steward of the Windlestone estate. Mid C18,
enlarged early C19 for Eden family. Painted render with painted ashlar
dressings and rear painted quoins; roof graduated Lakeland slate with stone
gable copings, roll-moulded ridge, and painted brick chimneys. 2 storeys,
3 bays. Central door with 6 flat panels under 4-pane overlight, in tooled
stone surround with scroll-bracketed cornice hood. 12-pane sashes above and
in outer bays. Roof copings rest on moulded kneelers; end chimneys. Rear
elevation has central door, sashes with glazing bars, and one window altered.

Interior: single-pile C18 house enlarged by altering rear. Front part has
central dogleg stair with ramped moulded handrail on column-and-vase balusters
and closed string; splat newels; upper end of first balustrade ramped down to
accommodate string of next flight. First-floor chimneypieces have bolection-
moulded surrounds below shaped fascia and cornice, with cast-iron grates.
Rear part has central narrow open-dell stair with curved handrail on stick
balusters and open string. Boarded doors in rear kitchen, 6-panel doors in
upper rear rooms. Solid wall between staircases now has door inserted at

Listing NGR: NZ2632028774

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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