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Barforth Hall with Attached Outbuilding to North East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barforth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5453 / 54°32'42"N

Longitude: -1.7483 / 1°44'53"W

OS Eastings: 416382

OS Northings: 516695

OS Grid: NZ163166

Mapcode National: GBR JH7W.9F

Mapcode Global: WHC5T.30RV

Entry Name: Barforth Hall with Attached Outbuilding to North East

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121707

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111596

Location: Barforth, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Forcett with Aldborough and Melsonby

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


4/7 Barforth Hall with
attached outbuilding
12.1.67 to north-east


Manor house. Late medieval, altered early C19 and mid C20. Stone, pebble-
dashed and colour-washed, with cut dressings. C20 grey tile roof except for
stone slabs on north-east wing and pantiles on outbuilding. Ranges around
rectangular courtyard; west range demolished in early C19.

North elevation: main part 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central 4-centred carriage arch
of 2 moulded orders on semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals; hollow-
chamfered hood. Window of 5 elliptical-arched lights above. Gabled left bay
has three C20 casements with 2 renewed 4-pane sashes over. Right bay has 8-
pane Yorkshire sash to left of pent outbuilding with 2 boarded doors; boarded
door and lead-latticed casement on left return. Far left single-storey 2-bay
extension with boarded door and C20 casement and 2 reset windows, each of 2
round-arched lights,on the left return. East elevation shows projecting
stepped lateral stack, and various windows. Later openings on south front;
door in cross-passage postion.

Elevations to courtyard: North: double-chamfered carriage arch, and two old 3-
light windows above. South range shows old studded door in hollow-chamfered
flat-pointed arch in square frame, with hoodmould. Renewed 12-pane sash and
old 3-light window above; large projecting stepped stack to right.

Interior: largely remodelled C20. North room of east range has heavy
chamfered ceiling beams and joists with broach stops; south room has similar
beams and joists with hollow-chamfered stops; mortices and grooves show former
partition and door positions. Old door in south range has remains of leather
hinges, and drawbar. Original roof trusses mostly of principal-rafter type,
but three are closed king-post trusses with herringbone studding, lath and
daub infill. In south-east gable a blocked window of 3 round-headed lights,
concealed externally.

Listing NGR: NZ1638216695

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