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Latitude: 54.7751 / 54°46'30"N
Longitude: -1.6057 / 1°36'20"W
OS Eastings: 425463
OS Northings: 542312
OS Grid: NZ254423
Mapcode National: GBR KF77.51
Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.97MP
Entry Name: Baxter Wood Farmhouse
Listing Date: 10 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323207
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110065
Location: Brandon and Byshottles, County Durham, DH1
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Brandon and Byshottles
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Bearpark
Church of England Diocese: Durham
BRANDON AND BYSHOTTLES TOLL HOUSE ROAD
NZ 24 SE (South side, off)
4/17 Baxter Wood Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C17-early C18 with mid C19 alterations and refenestration.
Coursed rubble with some old brick infill at gables. Pantiled roof and rebuilt
brick chimneys. North wing and later west wing form 2-storey L-plan house.
Re-entrant faces of garden front each have 2 bays: C19 part-glazed, 6-panel
door in west wing; mainly 4-pane sashes; lateral stack to north wing. South
and east gables have flush alternate quoins (those on east gable are long and
thin). East gable has low plinth and possibly C17 oak window frame to first
floor. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables and end chimneys. Rear of west
wing has infilled north bay with inserted 4-pane sashes. Small, possibly C17
first-floor oak window frame to south.
Interior. Late C17, closed-string, dogleg staircase of 2 flights plus landing
rail, in west wing, has squat turned balusters and a square-section moulded
handrail. Wood winder stair rises inside east gable of north wing. Peter Smart,
the Puritan, is believed to have died at Baxter Wood circa 1625.
Listing NGR: NZ2546342312
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