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Latitude: 54.5612 / 54°33'40"N
Longitude: -1.5273 / 1°31'38"W
OS Eastings: 430663
OS Northings: 518546
OS Grid: NZ306185
Mapcode National: GBR KHSP.4P
Mapcode Global: WHC5Q.HMX4
Entry Name: Skerningham Farmhouse
Listing Date: 27 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185895
English Heritage Legacy ID: 350373
Location: Barmpton, Darlington, DL1
Civil Parish: Barmpton
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Haughton-le-Skerne
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 31 NW
Farmhouse. Late C18 with early C19 alterations. Narrow brick in English
bond, roughcast returns and rear; pantiled roof; old brick chimney stacks.
2 storeys, 4 bays. Partly-glazed 4-panel door and overlight with radial
glazing in bay to left of centre; doorway behind late C20 glazed porch.
Replaced 16-pane sashes with projecting stone sills and rubbed-brick flat
arches. Steeply-pitched roof has stone-coped gables and shaped kneelers.
End and ridge stacks with top bands. Altered fenestration and round-arched
stair window with margined glazing on rear. Farmbuilding on right return is
not of special interest.
Skerningham was the home of noted cattle breeder Charles Colling (1720-1790).
(K. Proud and R. Butler, The Origins and Early Development of Shorthorn Cattle,
Listing NGR: NZ3066318546
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