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Description: Ellershope, the Eastern House with Byre Adjoining
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240188
OS Grid Reference: NY8572948653
OS Grid Coordinates: 385729, 548653
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8325, -2.2237
NY 84 NE ALLENDALE ELLERSHOPE
22/68 Ellershope, the
eastern house with
House and byre to right, early C19 in date. The byre is of stone rubble construction with roughly cut quoins under a roof of stone slates. The attached house is of carefully coursed stone under a C20 slate roof.
PLAN FORM: small linear plan farmstead with domestic and animal housing.
MAIN (SOUTH) ELEVATION: The house is of 2 storeys and 2 bays with C20 replacement windows and door. The byre is of 3 bays with a slightly lower eaves line and a line of slit vents immediately below the eaves. There is an off centre doorway to the byre and evidence of other blocked openings to either side.
RIGHT RETURN: there is a doorway and evidence of a raised roofline.
REAR (NORTH) ELEVATION: the house has a contemporary outshut, raised in height with 2 modern roof lights, with a central door and a window to either side. The byre has 5 slit vents with two pitching doors above. There is also evidence of a blocked central doorway and a blocked opening at the right end.
INTERIOR: the byre retains 1 truss of the original roof with 2 notched-in collars, a central longitudinal feeding passage with cobbled surfaces and a drainage gulley edged by a stone kerb, the partial remains of a transverse wall and two openings into the adjacent house at ground and first floor level. The ground floor of the house retains the original chimneybreast and there is some stone flagging and a stone shelf in the larder. The first floor, whose plan has been altered retains a Victorian fireplace, register grate and hearth slab.
HISTORY: This building is present on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of the area in 1895 and is probably early C19 in date. The byre appears to be the earliest building, to which the house is attached.
A byre with early C19 farmhouse attached set in an isolated location in the North Pennines. It has special architectural interest for the level of survival and quality of its external fabric and original features, for its simple vernacular plan form and for the survival of several noteworthy internal features. It is a good example of a simple C19 linear range of house and byre, which fully meets the criteria for listing a vernacular building of this date in a national context. It should be retained on the list.
Listing NGR: NY8572948653
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Source: English Heritage
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