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Latitude: 54.5574 / 54°33'26"N
Longitude: -1.5729 / 1°34'22"W
OS Eastings: 427719
OS Northings: 518105
OS Grid: NZ277181
Mapcode National: GBR KHGR.82
Mapcode Global: WHC5P.TQ62
Entry Name: Manor House Ruins and Wall, 70 Metres South East of Whessoe Grange Farmhouse
Listing Date: 6 June 1952
Last Amended: 16 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121179
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110919
Location: Whessoe, Darlington, DL3
Civil Parish: Whessoe
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Darlington St Mark with St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 21 NE WHESSOE
(South side, off)
6/6/52 Manor House ruins
and wall, 70 metres
south-east of Whessoe
(Formerly listed as
remains of Old Manor
Buildings at Whessoe
Manor House ruins and wall attached to south. Possibly a C12 chapel, converted into
a house in early-mid C16 and later into a barn. Coursed and squared rubble.
One storey with ruinous upper storey. West gable end has alternating quoins.
Two 2-light, hollow-chamfered mullioned windows, blocked with hand-made bricks, on
ground floor. Hollow-chamfered south jamb of a former 2-light window in ruinous
Blocked breather and C20 doorway on south wall. Partly-collapsed east opening and
later west doorway on north wall.
Almost complete east gable end has roughly-shaped, alternating quoins. Partly-
blocked doorway with later opening above. Gable has shaped footstones, moulded
copings and ruinous apex.
Interior. South wall: small, off-centre C16 stone fireplace with 4-centred arch;
fragmentary wall painting, consisting of scattered crescent shapes, above; small,
round-headed and deeply-splayed first-floor window to west.
Tall, c.l5-metre long wall: probably C16; off-centre boarded door in opening with
round-arched oak head; deeply-splayed window to south; remains of brick beehive oven
to north. Lean-to additions on rear are not of special interest.
Derelict and dangerous at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ2771918105
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