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Former Saddle House at North Side of Entrance to Toft House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Eggleston, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6185 / 54°37'6"N

Longitude: -2.0199 / 2°1'11"W

OS Eastings: 398810

OS Northings: 524817

OS Grid: NY988248

Mapcode National: GBR GHB1.H5

Mapcode Global: WHB44.Y59Q

Entry Name: Former Saddle House at North Side of Entrance to Toft House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111835

Location: Eggleston, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Eggleston

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Eggleston

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NY92SE NY98802480
19/33 Former saddle house
26.6.87 at North side of
entrance to Toft
House farmhouse

Probable saddle house, now farm storage building. Probably late C18 for London
Lead Company. Roughly-coursed and squared sandstone with ashlar dressings;
stone-flagged roof.

One-storey, one wide bay. Flat stone lintel to door at left; similar lintel
and rough slab sill to square opening at right of door. Low-pitched roof has
stone chimney with throughstone drip strings at base and near top. Rear to
road blank.

Interior shows massive flat stone fire lintel in right return wall set on stone
corbel at left, and set into wall at right; 2 square lamp recesses on rear
wall and one on left wall. Roof of roughly-shaped single purlins and ridge,
and similar rafters. Ridge piece broken at time of survey.

Was the storage room for pack-horse saddles, used to carry lead-ore to nearby
smelt mill; building of bridge and road in C19 probably made this building

Listing NGR: NY9881024817

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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