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Raby Home Farm with Walls Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Raby with Keverstone, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5919 / 54°35'30"N

Longitude: -1.831 / 1°49'51"W

OS Eastings: 411018

OS Northings: 521865

OS Grid: NZ110218

Mapcode National: GBR HHNB.DQ

Mapcode Global: WHC5C.VV85

Entry Name: Raby Home Farm with Walls Attached

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111451

Location: Raby with Keverstone, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Raby with Keverstone

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Staindrop

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 12 SW
Raby Home Farm
14/9/66 with walls attached


Planned farm with folly screen. Mid-C18 by J. Paine, incorporating medieval
masonry with carved Bull emblem from demolished barbican of Raby Castle. Screen
of varied sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings on plinth of dark rounded
stones; farm buildings coursed squared sandstone, parts rendered and parts
limewashed, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Stone coping to folly; farmhouse
roof pantiled with stone-flagged eaves; Welsh slate and concrete, tiles on other
buildings; brick and stone chimneys. Rubble walls. U-plan; Gothic style folly.
2 ranges of houses, cottages and farm buildings linked by screen at east end
facing Raby Castle. Screen symmetrical, with high segmental archway in battered
projecting low-gabled centre; cross loops either side of arch under string,
which continues as parapet band to flanking walls with higher central triangular
projections. Outer ends of walls abut gable ends of ranges of farm buildings,
which have late C19 sashes in canted sides, and high blocked 2-centred arches
under eaves band. Screen embattled between these gables.

Left return has one house; right return a long range of farm buildings and
cottages, which originally was linked to long central range of farm house and
cottages, with east gable c.10 metres behind central arch of screen. West end
of this now interrrupted, but layout of farm essentially survives in form noted
by Arthur Young, with rubble wall on south.

Source: A. Young, A Six Months Tour Through the North of England, 1770;
A. Rowan, Architectural History 15, 1972;
J.F. Hodgson, 'Raby in Three Chapters, in Transactions of the Architectural and
Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, vols. III and IV, 1880-89
and 1890-95.

Listing NGR: NZ1101821865

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