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High House Chapel and Former Minister's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7417 / 54°44'30"N

Longitude: -2.1993 / 2°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 387264

OS Northings: 538544

OS Grid: NY872385

Mapcode National: GBR FF2M.N0

Mapcode Global: WHB3H.52YR

Entry Name: High House Chapel and Former Minister's House

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404406

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: St John's Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

STANHOPE A689 (North side)
NY 8738
36/103 High House Chapel
and former
minister's house

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and minister's house, now chapel and museum. 1760;
extended and raised 1871. Sandstone rubble with quoins, plinth and ashlar
dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings.

Chapel: 2 storeys, 3 windows; house set back at left: 2 lower storeys and 2
bays, the left curved, and one-storey, one-bay pent left porch. West front of
chapel has 4-panelled double door and shaped fanlight under wide 2-centred arch
on pilasters; similar surrounds to flanking narrower windows all under drip
moulds. Continuous drip mould to 3 first-floor windows in similar style with
sill string. Round-headed louvred opening in gable peak has 2-centred-arched
drip mould. North and south fronts have chamfered flat stone lintels and
projecting stone sills to 3 windows on each floor. All windows late C19 sashes.

House has boarded door in centre, in plain stone surround; 20-pane sashes;
truncated left chimney. Interior: painted plaster above boarded and panelled
dado; coved stippled-plaster ceiling. Slender, tapered cast iron columns, with
abaci, painted in marbling with stencilled decoration, support 3 sides of
continuous gallery with panelled balustrade on brackets; west gallery on wall
behind high pulpit, which has pierced stylised flower patterns in Gothic panels;
organ in west gallery. Communion rail on slender turned balusters; smaller
balusters to west of side aisles. 12-sided ceiling ventilators with fret

House has C19 kitchen range in front room, plain stone chimney-piece in rear
room which has window shutters. L-plan stair has pierced cast iron panels
supporting moulded handrail with Gothic newels.

Source: Clack and Pattinson Weardale Chapels Durham 1978.

Listing NGR: NY8726438544

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