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Moat Walls, 2 Bridges Across Moat, Garden Wall and Gate Piers at Low Butterby Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Croxdale and Hett, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7486 / 54°44'55"N

Longitude: -1.5729 / 1°34'22"W

OS Eastings: 427588

OS Northings: 539382

OS Grid: NZ275393

Mapcode National: GBR KFGJ.8J

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.TW5Z

Entry Name: Moat Walls, 2 Bridges Across Moat, Garden Wall and Gate Piers at Low Butterby Farm

Listing Date: 10 May 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159261

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109945

Location: Croxdale and Hett, County Durham, DH6

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Croxdale and Hett

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Croxdale

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 23 NE
6/64 Inset Moat walls, 2
10/5/67 bridges across moat,
garden wall and
gate piers at Low
Butterby Farm
(formerly listed
in Sunder land
Bridge C.P.)

Moat walls, 2 bridges across moat, garden wall and gate piers. Drained moat
surrounds 50- x 70-metre rectangular enclosure with farmhouse (q.v.) at south
1. Moat walls. Late medieval squared rubble walls with C19 brick inner faces.
Walls on inner side of moat, though parts of south-east section of moat retain
walls on both sides. South-west section is very fragmentary, other 3 sides
are well preserved. 2.5 to 5.0-metre high walls with tall chamfered plinth
and large squared quoins. Stone, concrete and terracotta copings.
2. Two bridges across moat to south of farmhouse. Probably C17. Ashlar
voussoirs, dressed stone and rubble walls and brick/rubble parapets. Bridge
to north-east, formerly guarded by a gatehouse (now demolished), has been
widened. Segmental archway With cut voussoirs is barely visible due to
infilling of moat. Rebuilt rubble parapet with stone coping. Narrow bridge
to south-west leads to doorway of barn (q.v.) adjoining rear of farmhouse.
Ashlar segmental arch with chamfered soffit and stone-coped brick parapets
above chamfered stone band. Two partly rebuilt sections of wall, similar to
that described above, on outer side of moat between the bridges and also
linking the narrower bridge to a detached byre (see Item 6/65).
3. Garden wall and pair of gate piers. Late C18. Tall squared stone wall
with flat coping runs north-west dividing the enclosure into 2 unequal parts.
Short section at right-angles has pair of tall square-plan piers with
fragmentary corniced caps.
The moat walls and bridges are a rare, important survival. The garden wall
and piers are included for group value. Low Butterby was an important
medieval manor owned by the Lumley and Chaytor families. The gatehouse, a
Scheduled Ancient Monument, was demolished in 1966.

Listing NGR: NZ2758839382

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

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