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Slashpool House

A Grade II Listed Building in Croxdale and Hett, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7228 / 54°43'21"N

Longitude: -1.5633 / 1°33'47"W

OS Eastings: 428226

OS Northings: 536507

OS Grid: NZ282365

Mapcode National: GBR KFJT.BT

Mapcode Global: WHC4X.YKR9

Entry Name: Slashpool House

Listing Date: 12 June 1975

Last Amended: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109941

Location: Croxdale and Hett, County Durham, DH6

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Croxdale and Hett

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Croxdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ 23 NE

(East side)
Hett Village
(Slashpool House)
(formerly listed
in Hett C.P.)


Farmhouse and wing at right, now private house. Dated 1708 on lintel of
cross-passage doorway, restored 1982. Coursed sandstone rubble with renewed
Welsh slate roofs and rebuilt brick chimney stacks. Cross-passage in left
bay of wing.
2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse has roughly-squared alternating quoins and two C19
openings on each floor. No doorway. Outline of original 3-light mullioned
window in right bay. Blocked fire window on ground-floor right and small
diamond-shaped (fire or closet ?) window above. Replaced 12-pane sashes
with flush lintels and projecting sills. Steeply-pitched roof with slightly-
swept eaves has end stacks and renewed crested terracotta ridge tiles.
Single-storey, 3-bay wing, formerly byre, partly rebuilt in 1982. Chamfered
doorway in left bay has large alternating jambs and lintel inscribed: I A
Two late C20 windows at right and steeply-pitched roof. Rear of main 1708
block has identical diamond-shaped, first-floor window at left, full-height
gabled stair wing on centre and single-storey lean-to addition of 2 builds
at right.
Interior of main block: Chamfered Tudor-arched fireplace with bar stops
against left gable end. Cambered fire beam and fire windowin right end room.
Dogleg staircase, of 4 flights plus landing rail, with moulded closed string,
bold turned balusters, rectangular newels and partly-replaced square-sectioned
handrail. 2 pairs of heavy adzed upper crucks, crossed at ridge and carrying
2 tiers of adzed purlins.
1982 stone porch on rear of wing is not of interest.
(H.M. Roberts, "Cruck-framed roofs in the City of Durham", Transactions of the
Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, New
Series, Volume 5, 1980).

Listing NGR: NZ2822636507

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