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Latitude: 54.7687 / 54°46'7"N
Longitude: -1.5224 / 1°31'20"W
OS Eastings: 430823
OS Northings: 541634
OS Grid: NZ308416
Mapcode National: GBR KFT9.6B
Mapcode Global: WHC4R.LD7L
Entry Name: Beddell House
Listing Date: 7 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120750
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109964
Location: Shincliffe, County Durham, DH1
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Shincliffe
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
(This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/05/2017)
A 181 (East side, off)
(Formerly listed as Sherburn Hospital Elderly Persons' Home (Beddell House), 20 metres north-west of Chapel)
Former Infirmary, now Elderly Persons' Home, c.1868 by Austin and Johnson. Snecked sandstone with dressings. Welsh slate roofs and stone chimney stacks. H-plan on site sloping down from right to left. Gothic style.
Long symmetrical front, two and three storeys with attics: projecting centrepiece with two-storey square porch flanked by taller cross-gabled wings. Behind this runs a continuous range with five-bay sections flanking the centre-piece; the left section is raised above a four-bay buttressed loggia of pointed arches. Large cross-gabled end wings projecting to front and rear complete the composition; the left wing is three-storeyed due to slope of site, the right wing has a slightly taller eight-bay extension on rear. Mainly pointed openings with sill bands. Centrepiece has a buttressed porch with pointed doorway and shouldered and trefoil-headed lancets in pairs or groups of four. Ground-floor windows elsewhere are mainly two-light with quatrefoils and continuous hoodmoulds. Mainly paired trefoil-headed lancets on first floor. Long centre range has small gabled dormers. Angle-buttressed end wings have similar fenestration and wide gabled bays which break forward on inner and outer returns and end in tall battered stacks. Wing at left has large four-light window in gable and three-storey square-plan porch on left return. Steeply-pitched roofs with coped gables and transverse ridge stacks. Rear has plainer, scattered openings, mainly with shouldered heads. Single-storey, late C19 flat-roofed wing at right-angles on inner return of extension on right wing.
C20 one-storey, brick garage on rear is not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ3082341634
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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