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A Grade I Listed Building in Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5412 / 54°32'28"N

Longitude: -1.924 / 1°55'26"W

OS Eastings: 405016

OS Northings: 516219

OS Grid: NZ050162

Mapcode National: GBR HH0X.8W

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.F31Z

Entry Name: Blagraves

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Last Amended: 28 November 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388826

Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barnard Castle

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

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


770-1/6/197 (East side)
24/02/50 Nos.30 AND 32
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.30 AND 32
(or Blagroves))


House, now restaurant. C16/C17 with C17 and C18 alterations
and C20 restoration. Large blocks of coursed squared sandstone
with ashlar quoins and dressings and ashlar projecting bay;
roof of stone flags with stone gable copings and brick
chimneys. Front and rear rooms, sloping steeply downhill to
right; rear left yard wall with internal stair now partly
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Steps up to
first-floor door in second bay with plain stone surround,
inserted in window of which right jamb remains. At right of
third bay, flat Tudor head to chamfered stone surround. Left
of this a renewed 2-light Yorkshire sliding sash with glazing
bars. Eroded first-floor drip-string over central door and
3-light stone-mullioned window at right; smaller 3-light
windows above central door and in centre of third bay on
second floor; all with leaded casements and deeply chamfered
stone surrounds. Inserted full-height C17 bay at left rises
into 4th, attic, storey, mostly restored masonry, with
Yorkshire sliding sash on ground floor, and 3-light fronts to
upper windows with moulded sills, stone mullions and panelled
angle pilasters; pulvinated frieze and cornice to first and
second floors.
Third floor has cornice and side corbels supporting high coped
gable forming pediment, and eaves gutter on returns. Steeply
pitched roof has gable copings; tall corniced chimney to front
of ridge at left and smaller coped chimney at end of ridge at
right. 4 stone brackets, 3 with stone figures of musicians, at
second-floor level are an early C20 addition. Late C20
flood-lights attached to second floor. C19-style plain iron
handrail to steps.
In yard, wall on north side has slit light to former
intra-mural stair.
INTERIOR: ground floor has broad glazing bars to north
horizontal sash; 2-panel window shutters; central window
blocked when C18 stair inserted and converted into cupboard
with 2-panel door and H-hinges. South chimneypiece has shaped
lintel with pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice. Stairs
inserted to rear of this room, with small blocked window in
south stair wall. Rear has blocked 2-light mullioned window in
south wall; register grate in blocked plain stone corner fire
in north wall. First-floor front room has access from inserted
stair from street and from stair to rear; large south
chimneypiece has stopped moulding to jambs, and arched lintel;
to left of fireplace an C18 cupboard with fluted pilasters.
Ceiling with stucco decoration of scrolled strapwork cross,
with central inscription: WI over B, and 1672, inserted
between stop-chamfered beams; fragments of cornice moulding
but ceiling partly repaired. Richly carved panelled door
perhaps an insertion.
Upper floors not inspected: second floor reported to have
north fireplace with moulded surround, and C19 addition of
overmantel and tiles; attic reported to have C18 chimneypiece
with decorated tile surround, painted wall tracts, probably
dating from schoolroom use, and a single tie-beam truss with
convex halving. Extensive cellars under front and rear
continue under yard to rear.
An important building in an important street, the approach to
castle and church from the bridge.
(Historic Buildings Reports: Blagraves House, Barnard Castle,
Co. Durham NGR NZ 049 162: York).

Listing NGR: NZ0501616219

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