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Wool House

A Grade II Listed Building in Marwood, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5507 / 54°33'2"N

Longitude: -1.9298 / 1°55'47"W

OS Eastings: 404640

OS Northings: 517273

OS Grid: NZ046172

Mapcode National: GBR GHZT.0H

Mapcode Global: WHB4D.BW97

Entry Name: Wool House

Listing Date: 30 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111423

Location: Marwood, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Marwood

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 01 NW
(South side, off)
Barnard Castle
12/59 Wool House


House. C17 with late C19 alterations. Limewashed rubble with boulder plinth,
irregular quoins and ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof with stone gable
copings and brick and rendered chimneys. Probably originally gable-entry plan.
2 storeys, 4 bays with one-storey, one-bay set-back left extension and full
height rear stair wing. South elevation has early C20 gabled porch flanked by
jambs of blocked C17 window; late C19 sashes on both floors in outer bays have
stone jambs, thin stone lintels and sills; 2 blocked cross windows in central
first floor bays have mullions removed. Roof has cyma-moulded kneelers, banded
chimneys, rendered at left end and renewed brick on rendered plinth at right
end. Left extension, probably former porch,has wide inserted window, and front
right C20 boiler housing below lintel, probably of former door. Returns of
house have C17 attic windows, blocked in right return, in gable peaks; left
return of former porch has boulder plinth. Gabled stair wing has four 2-light
windows, with hollow chamfered surrounds, mullions in 2 blocked windows at
right of stair, label moulds over some, and horizontal iron bars over small
square window at right to stone beneath stair.

Interior shows boxed-in beams; open-well stair with shallow risers, renewed
balusters, chamfered newels (one renewed), with ball finials and turned pendants;
panelled cupboard in blocked stair window; renewed handrail.

Roof has 3 upper-cruck trusses, the central supporting lath and plaster partition;
with collars and 2 levels of purlins, the lower on blocks and the upper trenched.

C20 rear porch in inner return of stair wing not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ0464017273

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

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