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Little Holmside

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burnhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8379 / 54°50'16"N

Longitude: -1.6905 / 1°41'25"W

OS Eastings: 419975

OS Northings: 549276

OS Grid: NZ199492

Mapcode National: GBR JDMH.TJ

Mapcode Global: WHC49.0N8K

Plus Code: 9C6WR8Q5+5Q

Entry Name: Little Holmside

Listing Date: 17 January 1967

Last Amended: 24 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350596

Location: Burnhope, County Durham, DH7

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Burnhope

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Lanchester and Burnhope

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 14 NE (East side)

6/89 Little Holmside
17/1/67 (formerly listed as Little
Holmside Farm) Holmside
New Hall on map)


House. Dated 1668 for Timothy Whittingham in inscription over door; mid-C18
alterations and addition of right wing. Coursed squared sandstone rubble with
quoins and ashlar dressings; right return coursed squared sandstone; stone-
flagged roof. L-plan, 3 storeys, 4 bays, the fourth wider; symmetrical before
alterations to right bay. Tudor-arched door, between second and third bays,
has hollow-chamfered surround in ogee-moulded square-headed panel, with label
mould over low-relief inscription: TIMY WHITTINGHAM HANC/ DOMUM EDIFICABAT ANNO
1668/ ET ILLAM NON INDIGNE VO/ CABAT LITTLE HOLMSIDE. 4-light windows in first
bay on ground and first floors, with 3 mullions missing; other windows have 2
lights, all stone-mullioned with recessed single chamfers; evidence of vertical
iron bars in some lights. Vertical-elliptical moulded decoration at left of
first floor.

Right bay altered to 2 storeys, of same height as previous 3, with sash-window
architraves; only fragments of sashes, and of glazing bars in other lights,

Roof has left gable coping on moulded kneelers; right end hipped. Left end,
and right wing ridge and rear gable, corniced ashlar chimneys.

C18 right return: symmetrical; 2 storeys, 5 bays; steps up to central door
with lugged architrave, pulvinated frieze and swan-neck pediment containing
blank panel. Architraves to all windows.

Rear 2-storey, 2-bay outshut under catslide roof has stone-mullioned windows,
one inserted; similar windows on rear of main building.

Empty and derelict at time of survey.

Source: J.W. Fawcett, The Parish Registers of All Saints' Church, Lanchester.
Satley 1909, p.x.

Listing NGR: NZ1997549276

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