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Newhouse, and Walls Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7447 / 54°44'40"N

Longitude: -2.1989 / 2°11'56"W

OS Eastings: 387290

OS Northings: 538878

OS Grid: NY872388

Mapcode National: GBR FF2K.QY

Mapcode Global: WHB3H.604G

Entry Name: Newhouse, and Walls Attached

Listing Date: 31 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407376

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 NEWHOUSE
NY 8738
36/242 Newhouse, and
31.1.67 walls attached

GV II*
House, now 3 houses. C17 with C18 and C19 alterations. Thinly-rendered
sandstone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; graduated stone-flagged roof
with stone gable copings. Main house: 2½ storeys, 7 bays; right extension 2
storeys, one wide bay, with wall attached to right. Garden wall in front at
right. Sixth bay has partly-glazed 6-panel door in moulded square-headed
surround under cyma-moulded label dripmould. Similar label mould over 6-panel
door, with 2-pane overlight, in third bay. Second door and all windows have
rebated stone surrounds; windows have similar label moulds, and flat mullions,
with blocked holes for 2 vertical bars in each light except for 3 right ground-
floor windows which have been lowered, probably in early C19. Slight rebating
in window reveals and mullions to receive frames for glass,except in 3 left
first-floor windows where glass is set forward of rebate, and in inserted
stones in 3 lowered windows. Some vertical stones suggest there were formerly
wider label moulds. 5 third-floor 2-light stone-mullioned windows. Cottage at
right has 4-panel door and 2-pane overlight under flat stone lintel, and flat
stone surrounds to 16-pane sashes. Wall at right has boarded door in alternate-
block suround.

Roof has flat gable copings on cyma reversa-moulded kneelers; 2 end chimneys,
with plinths and cyma reversa-moulded cornices; renewed rear chimney in similar
style. Rear stair wings have flat-stone-mullioned windows with slight splays;
and single lights with vertical iron bars in gable peaks.

Garden wall, running forward from left end, has doorway in chamfered alternate-
block jambs, and shaped coping with ball finial.

Interior: left part has full-height close-string open-well stair with
square panelled newels with long pendants and fat acorn finials, grip handrail,
skittle balusters and pulvinated string; moulded risers. In right part of main
house another close-string dog-leg stair with narrow roll-moulded handrail on
splat balusters, lyre-shaped except on first flight, with pulvinated string.
Many 2-panelled doors, the upper panel smaller, with E hinges; shell-canopied
cupboard with shaped shelves and pull-out ledge in ground-floor left room;
first-floor pine chimney-piece with architrave and dentilled cornice; some
stucco ceiling cornices; original tied-on glass in window in right gable,
blocked by addition of wing.

Historical note: the home of successive agents of the Beaumont lead-mine-owning
family.

Source: W. Fordyce History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham
1857 I 673.


Listing NGR: NY8729038878

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