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Park Head Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Coundon, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6739 / 54°40'26"N

Longitude: -1.6442 / 1°38'39"W

OS Eastings: 423042

OS Northings: 531042

OS Grid: NZ230310

Mapcode National: GBR JGYD.T9

Mapcode Global: WHC52.QS78

Entry Name: Park Head Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385622

Location: County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Coundon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ23SW A 688
634-1/2/7 (West side (off))
Park Head Farmhouse


Farmhouse with outbuildings adjoining. Now private house and
outhouses. Early C18 with late C18 alterations. Rubble with
quoins and painted ashlar dressings; concrete tiled roof with
stone gable copings and brick chimneys.
PLAN: L-plan enclosing 2 sides of farmyard, the north with
adjoining shelter shed and former henhouse, the west a double
range with outbuilding adjoining on south end and facing yard.
EXTERIOR: garden front to north has 2-storey, 4:1 bays; at
left, long one-storey outbuilding. Main range has wide blank
first bay. 4-bay part: ground floor has painted stone mullions
to canted bay window in third bay, with early C19 glazing bars
and central horizontal sliding sash, and hipped roof; to left
of this, renewed fixed light, and to right a 2-light casement,
both under flat stone lintels. On first floor, projecting
stone sills to 16-pane sash over bay window, with lintel at
eaves, and to small C20 sash at left with painted flat stone
One-bay part at right: gable of second west range and has
painted ashlar surround to oculus stair light at bottom left.
4-bay range has gable on left return; roof hipped at right;
second west range has hipped roof. Stone chimneys on left end
gable, on ridge of second range, and in valley between 2 west
ranges. Long left one-storey range blank, with small overlight
to boarded door at right.
Right return facing park has 3-light windows with central
opening lights; flat stone lintels on ground floor, timber
lintels on first floor. Rear elevation to yard has entrance in
C20 extruded porch; outbuilding attached to west range has
alternate block jambs to central boarded door; lugged stone
jambs, flat stone lintels and sills to flanking ventilator
Shelter shed at east end of north range has 4 segmental stone
arches, and in right return a blocked low arch possibly
originally for removing manure.
INTERIOR of house shows bolection-moulded stone fire surround
in ground-floor front left room; c1800 6-panelled doors and
some c1900 chimney pieces; straight flight closed stair in
second west range.

Listing NGR: NZ2304231042

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