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Beaurepaire Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bearpark, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7895 / 54°47'22"N

Longitude: -1.6235 / 1°37'24"W

OS Eastings: 424308

OS Northings: 543906

OS Grid: NZ243439

Mapcode National: GBR KF31.9W

Mapcode Global: WHC4J.1W56

Plus Code: 9C6WQ9QG+QJ

Entry Name: Beaurepaire Manor House

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Last Amended: 14 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120721

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109995

Location: Bearpark, County Durham, DH7

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bearpark

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bearpark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Find accommodation in
Langley Park


NZ 24 SW
(North end, off)
5/6 Beaurepaire Manor House.
28/2/52 (Formerly listed as Bear
Park remains, in Witton
Gilbert C.P.)


Ruins of manor house of Prior of Durham. C13-C16. Sandstone rubble with
quoins and ashlar dressings. No roof survives. E-plan. 5 ranges round 2
courtyards open to west, sloping down from top of north bank of River Browney.
Highest surviving wall c.4 metres; most c.1-2 metres high. C13 north-south
hall with cross wings and west extensions; fragments of further C13 building
to north overlaid by C14 cross wing added to earlier C14 north-south room.
Architectural features include small chamfered rectangular window on east
elevation, several fragments of stairs, and drains.
After the Dissolution the buildings became the property of the Dean of Durham
and their subsequent use is not clear, although principally agricultural.
In 1640 and 1644 most of the buildings were demolished by the Scottish army.
Sources: Universities of Durham and Newcastle Archaeological Reports for
1980, pp. 94-7; for 1981, 59-61; for 1982, 71-4; for 1983, 81-4.
C.B.A.3 Newsbulletin 2nd. series, No. 21 (December 1983) and n.d. (April
1985), all by P.A.G. Clack.

Listing NGR: NZ2430843906

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