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Walls and Gate Piers to East of Middridge Grange Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Heighington, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.616 / 54°36'57"N

Longitude: -1.6218 / 1°37'18"W

OS Eastings: 424522

OS Northings: 524605

OS Grid: NZ245246

Mapcode National: GBR KH32.P2

Mapcode Global: WHC5H.270M

Entry Name: Walls and Gate Piers to East of Middridge Grange Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121215

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110811

Location: Heighington, Darlington, DL4

County: Darlington

Civil Parish: Heighington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Shildon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(East side, off)
2/60 Walls and gate
piers to east of
Middridge Grange
Garden walls and pair of gate piers. Probably early C17 walls and late C17-
early C18 gate piers. Coursed rubble walls and ashlar piers. Walls enclose a
nearly-rectangular area known as The Orchard.
2.0 - 3.0-metre high walls, broken down and partly rebuilt in places. Wall, on
rear of cart shed (q.v.), runs north for 30 metres, east for 55 metres, south
for 70 metres and west for 55 metres and has short return section to pair of
fragmentary gate piers, with chamfered rustication, attached to the farmhouse.
All these walls have small, mostly-blocked triangular openings set low at c.3.0-
metre intervals, said to be loop-holes for musket fire dating from the Civil
War period; but could be wind vents preventing turbulence on the leeward side
of the walls.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2452224605

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

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