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Flushiemere House and Level Entrance Circa 5 Metres to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbiggin, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6745 / 54°40'28"N

Longitude: -2.142 / 2°8'31"W

OS Eastings: 390937

OS Northings: 531054

OS Grid: NY909310

Mapcode National: GBR FGHD.13

Mapcode Global: WHB3Q.2R7V

Entry Name: Flushiemere House and Level Entrance Circa 5 Metres to North

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111955

Location: Newbiggin, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Newbiggin

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Middleton-in-Teesdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NEWBIGGIN FLUSHIEMERE BECK
NY 93 SW
(East bank)
7/153 Flushiemere House
and level entrance
26.6.87 c.5 metres to north
II
Lead and barytes mine lodging shop. Probably mid C19 for London Lead Company.
Coursed rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings; graduated stone-flagged roof
with stone chimneys and square yellow pots. 2 storeys, 3 bays with pent left
addition of one storey, one bay. Flat stone lintel over central boarded door.
Similar lintels and projecting stone sills to flanking and first-floor square
openings, some with 4 empty lights; that over door blocked. Roof has 3 ridge
chimneys, with top strings, at ends and at right of second bay. Interior
plastered, with central enclosed stair; cast iron kitchen range, in left
ground-floor room, by Henry Down, Barnard Castle; chamfered stone lintel
over fire in right room; partition walls in right bay form 2 small ground-
floor rooms, one with stone shelf.

Mine drainage level entrance. Probably mid C19. Sandstone blocks form
round-headed rough arch with voussoirs. Included for group value.

The London Lead Company was notable for providing lodging shops for its
miners post 1818.

Source: A. Raistrick, Two centuries of Industrial Welfare.


Listing NGR: NY9093731054

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