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Latitude: 54.787 / 54°47'13"N
Longitude: -1.6677 / 1°40'3"W
OS Eastings: 421467
OS Northings: 543616
OS Grid: NZ214436
Mapcode National: GBR JFS2.RS
Mapcode Global: WHC4H.CY33
Entry Name: Ushaw Home Farm Main Block and Wall Attached
Listing Date: 17 January 1967
Last Amended: 24 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185963
English Heritage Legacy ID: 350536
Location: Esh, County Durham, DH7
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Esh
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Esh and Hamsteels
Church of England Diocese: Durham
14/30 Ushaw Home Farm
Main Block and
17.1.67 wall attached
(formerly listed as Farm
buildings adjoining Ushaw
Farm on the east)
Planned farm main range, incorporating cowhouses, loose boxes and stables with
lofts; and wall attached. 1851-2 by Joseph Hansom. Coursed squared sandstone
with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with yellow roll-moulded ridge tiles
and stone gable copings. Sandstone rubble wall. E-plan. Gothic style.
Main block 3 storeys to front, 2 to rear, with front gables over end bays and
projecting central bay; 7 bays between gables, 17 bays in all; 2-storey wings
with 10 bays on inner returns; 2-bay returns to central projection. Chamfered
flat-pointed arches over boarded doors and Dutch doors on ground floor; similar
heads to small ground and first-floor windows; some paired; tall 2-centred-arched
second-floor openings, partly blocked and partly louvred. Central gable has
blocked boarded door in 2-centred arch on each floor, and smaller windows
flanking, above and paired below the top door; pulley projects above top window.
Vent slits on first floor of wings. Each wing has open arch adjacent to main
block, leading to steps at left and ramp at right to higher rear ground level.
Rear has wide cart entrances below loft openings.
High retaining wall curves through c.75° from left wing, the round-coped parapet
forming round enclosure behind at higher level.
A well-planned layout originally, intended for milk cows on ground floor, fat
cattle on second and haylofts above; turnips were rolled directly into cowhouse
from chute (q.v.). in field behind.
Source: D. Milburn, A History of Ushaw College, Durham 1964.
Listing NGR: NZ2146743616
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