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Teesdale District Council Offices teesdale District Council Offices and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5456 / 54°32'44"N

Longitude: -1.9225 / 1°55'20"W

OS Eastings: 405112

OS Northings: 516708

OS Grid: NZ051167

Mapcode National: GBR HH0W.L9

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.F0RL

Entry Name: Teesdale District Council Offices teesdale District Council Offices and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 22 February 1973

Last Amended: 28 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388672

Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barnard Castle

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


770-1/4/43 (South East side)
22/02/73 Nos.43 AND 45
Teesdale District Council Offices
and attached walls
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.43 AND 45
Barnard Castle Rural District
Council Offices)


House, now local authority offices, with forecourt walls and
piers. c1840 with c1930 addition on King Street front. Coursed
squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings;
slate roof with ashlar parapet and stone and rendered
chimneys. C20 addition in C18 style. 2 storeys; 5-window range
and 2+2+1-window range on right return. Steps up to 6-panel
door and patterned overlight in plain stone surround with
cornice. Sashes with glazing bars in plain stone surrounds.
High roof parapet on eaves blocks. Low-pitched hipped roof has
2 long ridge chimneys, the left rendered and the right stone,
with bands and tapered square yellow pots.
Right return to King Street: the first build has 2 windows
flanking the principal office entrance with panelled door
under patterned overlight in Greek Doric doorcase of attached
columns with entablature and blocking course. c1930 build to
right is 2 storeys, 2-window, range with quoins; plain stone
surrounds to central door and flanking sashes with glazing
bars; roof has high parapet, raised over central carved panel
with Council coat of arms. At right, lower wide bay with
quoins has central well-cut Venetian window with keyed head,
and plain sill apron. Eaves band stepped over window.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Walls attached enclose forecourt and path from door to Galgate
and have sloped stone coping, with chamfered coping to square
piers; railings removed.
HISTORY: plaque attached to No.45 says that this was the
birthplace of Cecil Northcote Parkinson, the author who
formulated `Parkinson's Law'.

Listing NGR: NZ0511216708

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