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Harbour House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8286 / 54°49'43"N

Longitude: -1.5624 / 1°33'44"W

OS Eastings: 428212

OS Northings: 548288

OS Grid: NZ282482

Mapcode National: GBR KDJL.KV

Mapcode Global: WHC4B.ZW5N

Entry Name: Harbour House

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159042

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109382

Location: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth, County Durham, DH3

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Kimblesworth

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE
(East side, off)
7/39 Harbour House
(previously included
in the Urban District
of Chester-le-Street)

Farmhouse. Early-mid C18 rear range; late C18 front range. Coursed rubble
with ashlar dressings. Graduated green slates on front; Welsh slates on rear
range. Ashlar chimney stacks. T-plan: rear range at right-angles to front.

Front range: 2 storeys plus basement; 3 bays. Raised-and-chamfered quoins.
Plinth and sill bands. 6 stone steps, with cast-iron handrails and stick
balusters, to central doorway. 6-panel door and fanlight, with radial glazing,
in open-pedimented stone doorcase with engaged Roman Ionic columns on pedestals.
Windows in rusticated surrounds, iron-barred in basement; 16-pane sashes above.
Eaves cornice and parapet,pedimented over centre bay. Pediment tympanum, with
brick infill, has blind oculus in moulded stone surround. Parapet has low end
piers with scrolled finials. Steeply-pitched hipped roof. Lateral stacks with
top bands. Left return: small carved head in oval on mid-wall quoin at junction
between front block and added 2-storey, one-bay rear outshut. Early C19
fenestration: 2 wedge lintels inscribed DAIRY; one projecting sill inscribed
CHEESEROOM. Set-back 2-storey, 2-bay rear range has steeply-pitched catslide
roof with slightly-swept eaves and coped rear gable. Large 15-pane round-arched
stair window on right return of rear range.

Interior of front block: entrance passage and flanking ground-floor rooms with
early C19 plaster ceilings; panelled window shutters and 6-panel doors in wood

Listing NGR: NZ2821248288

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

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