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The White Swan Public House and Swan Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Startforth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5425 / 54°32'33"N

Longitude: -1.9276 / 1°55'39"W

OS Eastings: 404783

OS Northings: 516364

OS Grid: NZ047163

Mapcode National: GBR GHZX.HD

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.C2BZ

Entry Name: The White Swan Public House and Swan Cottage

Listing Date: 29 October 1981

Last Amended: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111756

Location: Startforth, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Startforth

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text


11/165 The White Swan
29.10.81 Public House and
Swan Cottage
(formerly listed as
The White Swan Public


Public house with attached house. North part early C18, south part probably
early C19 but with older fabric. North end rendered and whitewashed, street
front squared stone, rear elevations rubble with cut dressings. Graduated
stone slate roofs, with white brick north end stack.

North end, fronting to bridge, shows 6-panel door in tooled stone surround
flanked by windows with renewed glazing; above right painted sign board,
above left 4-pane sash. Coped gable on moulded kneelers, with stack at

Street front in 2 parts. Older left section 2 storeys on basement, 2 irregular
bays. Inserted doors and scattered openings in tooled stone surrounds.
Right section 2 storeys, 3 irregular bays. Boarded double doors under
elliptical arch, 2 boarded doors, scattered windows; ridge and right end
stacks. Fenestration 4-pane sashes or C20 casements.

River front: Older right part 3 storeys + basement, 3 bays, the left set
back. Right bays have small basement windows, flat-faced cross windows (one
altered) above, stone-surround windows (one blocked) on 1st floor and 5-light
window (3 lights blocked, 2 with 9-pane Yorkshire sashes), perhaps to a former.
weaving floor, at the top. Left part shows various sash windows on top floor,
and small openings below.

The position of the building and a large round arch suggestive of a wheel
housing, revealed by a fall of masonry in the basement of the south part,
indicate that it may have been a mill.

Listing NGR: NZ0478416367

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

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