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Seaton Holme

A Grade I Listed Building in Easington, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7849 / 54°47'5"N

Longitude: -1.3583 / 1°21'29"W

OS Eastings: 441364

OS Northings: 543520

OS Grid: NZ413435

Mapcode National: GBR LFY3.QJ

Mapcode Global: WHD5S.3ZFQ

Entry Name: Seaton Holme

Listing Date: 6 August 1952

Last Amended: 14 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406880

Location: Easington Village, County Durham, SR8

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Easington Village

Built-Up Area: Easington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Easington

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(North side)

7/7 Seaton Holme
(Formerly listed as
6.8.52 Easington old Rectory)

Originally a rectory. In Local Authority use c.1930-1970. House of high social
standing. C13 or early C14 with alterations and additions c.1600, late C18 and
early-mid C19. Limewashed sandstone and limestone rubble; dressed sandstone
buttresses, quoins and chimneys; several renewed brick stacks and steeply-pitched
C19 and C20 Welsh slate roofs. Rough H-plan: original hall with parlour bay and
cross-wing to right; cross-wing added c.1600 to left of hall range. Street facade:
3 + 4 + 1 + 2 bays, 2 storeys.

Hall range: C13 or early C14; 4 bays; 2 narrow stepped buttresses to front and rear;
doorway in left bay. Major late C18 alterations involved insertion of 12-pane sashes
and renewal of hall roof. Low parapet masks eaves. Rear has scattered fenestration
including several 12 and 16-pane sashes and a C19 2-light window with round-arched
heads. C20 brick gable stacks.

Projecting step-gabled cross-wing to right of hall range: C13 or early C14; one
bay; 2 narrow stepped buttresses to front and rear. Roof entirely renewed c.1600,
of curved-principal-rafter type (c.f. West Auckland Manor House, Co. Durham). Two
16-pane sashes with doorway to left. Traces of a large first floor lancet to rear.
Early C19 2-bay wing attached to right has three 16-pane sashes and a moderate-
pitch roof.

Projecting cross-wing to left of hall range: c.1600, street frontage and left
return rebuilt early C19; 3 bays. Chamfered plinth and dressed quoins. Two 16-pane
sash windows on ground floor and 3 above with chamfered reveals. First floor
windows have projecting sills. Cornice with low parapet above. Moderate pitch roof.
Corniced stacks project slightly beyond gable and rest on a row of 3 corbels.
Fenestration of left return and rear renewed mid C19 in Tudor style. Tudor-arched
doorway at rear also C19 but may incorporate older stonework. Remains of curved-
principal-rafter roof.

Interior: Hall range has late C18 staircase. Cross wing to right has 2 doorways
opening onto former screens passage.

Listing NGR: NZ4136443520

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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