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Latitude: 54.8788 / 54°52'43"N
Longitude: -1.6569 / 1°39'24"W
OS Eastings: 422114
OS Northings: 553837
OS Grid: NZ221538
Mapcode National: GBR JDW0.2W
Mapcode Global: WHC43.JM7P
Entry Name: Shepherd and Sheperdess Public House and Holly House
Listing Date: 23 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120964
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109401
Location: Urpeth, County Durham, DH9
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Urpeth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: West Pelton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 25 SW
3/56 Shepherd and
House and Holly House
Public house and private house. Mid C18 with late C19 additions. Dressed
stone (Public House covered by painted roughcast); Welsh slate roof and ashlar
Long 2-storey front; 4 plus 3 bays (Holly House to right). Public House has
low plinth and raised quoins at left. Off-centre 4-panel door and overlight in
stone doorcase with square-plan piers, moulded capitals and hood. 2 life-sized
C18 painted-lead figures of a Shepherdess and Shepherd above hood. Replaced
12- and 16-pane sashes. Victorian post box at right. Holly House has 2 replaced
doors flanking central window: left door and 5-pane overlight in tooled flush
surround; right door and 4-pane overlight in projecting surround with bracketed
segmental hood. Windows in flush surrounds with top and bottom blocks and
projecting sills: replaced casements to ground floor; 16-pane sashes above.
Large circular clock face on first floor. Continuous steeply-pitched roof hipped
at left. 3 ridge stacks with top bands. Right return of Holly House has
reverse-stepped gable. 2-storey, 2-bay late C19 wing on left rear of Public
C20 additions on left return and rear of Public House are not of special interest.
xThe lead figures are said to have been imported from France as "Works of Art"
to beat an embargo on lead imports during the Napoleonic Wars.
Listing NGR: NZ2211453837
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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