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Latitude: 54.616 / 54°36'57"N
Longitude: -1.6218 / 1°37'18"W
OS Eastings: 424522
OS Northings: 524605
OS Grid: NZ245246
Mapcode National: GBR KH32.P2
Mapcode Global: WHC5H.270M
Entry Name: Walls and Gate Piers to East of Middridge Grange Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121215
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110811
Location: Heighington, Darlington, DL4
Civil Parish: Heighington
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Shildon
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 22 SW HEIGHINGTON SHILDON ROAD
(East side, off)
2/60 Walls and gate
piers to east of
Garden walls and pair of gate piers. Probably early C17 walls and late C17-
early C18 gate piers. Coursed rubble walls and ashlar piers. Walls enclose a
nearly-rectangular area known as The Orchard.
2.0 - 3.0-metre high walls, broken down and partly rebuilt in places. Wall, on
rear of cart shed (q.v.), runs north for 30 metres, east for 55 metres, south
for 70 metres and west for 55 metres and has short return section to pair of
fragmentary gate piers, with chamfered rustication, attached to the farmhouse.
All these walls have small, mostly-blocked triangular openings set low at c.3.0-
metre intervals, said to be loop-holes for musket fire dating from the Civil
War period; but could be wind vents preventing turbulence on the leeward side
of the walls.
Included for group value.
Listing NGR: NZ2452224605
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