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Latitude: 54.6531 / 54°39'11"N
Longitude: -1.452 / 1°27'7"W
OS Eastings: 435457
OS Northings: 528806
OS Grid: NZ354288
Mapcode National: GBR LG9M.GR
Mapcode Global: WHD6H.N9SP
Entry Name: Manor House
Listing Date: 29 April 1952
Last Amended: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121492
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112176
Location: Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Sedgefield
Built-Up Area: Sedgefield
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Upper Skerne
Church of England Diocese: Durham
This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12 August 2016.
(Formerly listed as: Magistrate's Court House (previously listed as "Manor House")
Magistrate's Court House, formerly (and shown on OS map as) the Manor House.
Built c1707 (date on sundial above central first-floor window); C19 alterations.
Narrow red brick front and rear in English garden wall bond, with ashlar flush
quoins, on rubble basement; rubble returns. Renewed pantiled roof with brick
chimneys. Double-pile plan with central staircase to rear. Symmetrical front
of 3 storeys plus basement, 5 bays. Four C20 steps to central, Cl9 part-glazed
door and tall margined overlight in linked architraves with pulvinated frieze
and segmental pediment above. Basement has 8-pane horizontal sliding sashes.
Replaced sashes under gauged brick flat arches: 12-pane to ground and first
floors; 16-pane above; ground-floor openings enlarged. Replaced dentilled eaves
cornice of wood. Steeply-pitched, 2-span roof has raised verges, shaped kneelers
and 2 end chimneys. Left return has ornamented, double rainwater head.
Symmetrical rear, similar to front, has replaced 12- and 16-pane sashes, a
reinstated early C18 2-panel door to left of centre and an early Cl9 central,
mid-wall Venetian stair window.
Interior: 2 rooms (one on ground and one on first floor) and the reception hall and staircase with remnants of 2-panel panelling and cornices; several 2-panel doors in bolection-moulded surrounds. Spacious, 3-flight open-well staircase with landing rail has dog gate, at head of first flight, with wavy splat balusters; square newels; moulded,
closed string with barley-sugar balusters supporting a heavy moulded handrail
which is ramped at each turn. Staircase hall has wall string and ramped dado
with bolection-moulded panels. Palladian-motif stair window has detached Roman
Doric columns and entablature. Symmetrical, upper stair hall has five 2-panel
doors in bolection moulded-surrounds.
C20 brick building, attached to left of entrance front, not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ3546028805
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