Description: Town Head Farmhouse and Attached Outbuilding to South-West
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322588
OS Grid Reference: SD9959685517
OS Grid Coordinates: 399596, 485517
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2653, -2.0077
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NEWBIGGIN VILLAGE STREET
14/106 Town Head Farmhouse and
attached outbuilding to
25.3.69 (formerly listed as Town
Farmhouse and attached outbuilding. House dated 1690, with later
alterations; outbuilding of 2 builds, one nearest house probably
contemporary with house, addition perhaps C18. Rubble; stone and Welsh
slate roofs. 2 storeys. House: T-shaped, with contemporary rear wing.
2 first-floor windows. Central single-storey gabled porch, formerly of
2 storeys. Ashlar quoined triangular-headed doorway with richly-moulded
arris; decorative motifs on spandrels; on lintel, recessed panel with raised
characters "REH" "1690" and decorative motifs; shaped kneelers, moulded
coping. C20 inner glazed door. Ground-floor windows: C20 segmental bow
window to left of porch; immediately to right of porch, blocked fire window
with stepped soffit to lintel; C20 casement in surround of 2-light double-
chamfered mullion window to right. First floor: sash windows with glazing
bars with slab sills and lintels; part of blocked mullion window near second
window. Shaped kneeler to right; copings, moulded to right. Welsh slate
roof. End stacks, corbelled out from gable and with triangular slate pot.
Outbuilding to left: 2 first-floor windows. Ground-floor 4-light double-
chamfered mullion window with central king mullion, the first 2 lights
blocked and the third mullion missing to form a part-shuttered opening.
First floor: blocked 2-light double-chamfered mullion window; C20 casement
window in surround of 2-light double-chamfered mullion window. Outbuilding
further left: through stones; no openings. Outbuildings have stone slate
roof. Rear of house: part surround of ground-floor 2-light double-chamfered
mullion window. Rear of middle outbuilding: ground-floor blocked window,
formerly of 2 lights, with arched heads to lights in lintel. Rear of wing:
2 blocked single-light chamfered windows on first floor; gable stack. Right
(east) return of wing: to right, blocked doorway possibly formerly to
staircase beside chimney breast; on ground floor, part of surround of
double-chamfered mullion window; on first floor, blocked 2-light double-
chamfered mullion window and C20 casement window in surround of 2-light
double-chamfered mullion window. North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular
Buildings Study Group Report No 177.
Listing NGR: SD9959685517
Source: English Heritage
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