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West Middleton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5099 / 54°30'35"N

Longitude: -1.8014 / 1°48'5"W

OS Eastings: 412956

OS Northings: 512753

OS Grid: NZ129127

Mapcode National: GBR HJV9.S2

Mapcode Global: WHC5S.9WFZ

Entry Name: West Middleton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111788

Location: Wycliffe with Thorpe, County Durham, DL11

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Wycliffe with Thorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Wycliffe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

NZ 11 SW WYCLIFFE WITH THORPE WEST MIDDLETON

7/194 West Middleton
Farmhouse

GV II


House. Late C17 probably incorporating earlier fabric; rear wing extended in
C18; roof renewed and eaves level raised in 1952. Rubble with cut dressings;
C20 red tile roof with some stacks rebuilt in brick; stone slates on single-
storey part. Main part of house double-span.

3 storeys, 5 bays. Rusticated quoins. Central C20 glazed door in architrave
with broken pediment. Single ground-floor window between traces of blocked
openings on left, and 2 windows on right. 1st floor central keyed oval panel
with 2 windows on each side; all windows of lower floors are 16-pane casements
in architraves. 2nd floor has central 6-pane casement between 12-pane
casements; jambs and slightly-projecting sills re-set when wall heightened
in 1952. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; end stacks rebuilt on old bases.
Set back to right a single-storey bay with boarded door and small chamfered
window.

Left return shows C20 porch on left; 12-pane casement and 4-pane sash above;
2 small stone-surround windows, one blocked. 2 similar small windows
on right return. Rear elevation in 2 sections: earlier right part shows
chamfered ground-floor window, 16-pane sash and 12-pane Yorkshire sash in
former 2-light mullioned stair window. C18 left part shows 3 stone-surround
windows and 12-pane Yorkshire sash. Stepped-and-corniced end stacks to rear
span.

Interior: Inside C20 porch is stone-surround doorway. Older blocked door on
right re-using earlier lintel with triple pointed arches under panel with date
H?
163(?) and initials I A, partly cut away by later oval overlight. West
ground floor room has fireplace, in architrave under moulded cornice, re-set
from bedroom above; similar but smaller fireplace in east bedroom. Old
chamfered beams. Dog-leg closed-string stair with twist balusters, moulded
handrail and square newels with knob finials.

C20 shed to east and C20 west porch are not of interest.


Listing NGR: NZ1295612753

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