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Latitude: 54.7448 / 54°44'41"N
Longitude: -2.1987 / 2°11'55"W
OS Eastings: 387303
OS Northings: 538890
OS Grid: NY873388
Mapcode National: GBR FF2K.SX
Mapcode Global: WHB39.6Z7Y
Entry Name: Reading Room and Cottage Adjoining to Right
Listing Date: 5 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1232064
English Heritage Legacy ID: 407379
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
36/246 Reading Room and
Reading Room and cottage attached. 1850, but cottage includes one bay of a
bastle-type building of circa 1600. Reading Room and left part of cottage
coursed squared stone with tooled dressings; right bay rubble with larger
boulder plinth. Stone-flagged roof.
Reading Room 1 tall storey, 2 bays. Central ledged and boarded door; flanking
16-pane sashes. Left bay of cottage has similar door and C20 windows in
original openings, all with tooled lintels and sills. Right bay has modern
windows in new openings. Cottage has end chimneys, the left probably also
serving Reading Room. In left-return of Reading Room a segment-arched wagon
entrance, with alternating-block jambs, partly filled and C20 boarded doors
Historical note: built by Thomas Sopwith, agent of The Blackett lead mines,
for the use of the miners.
Source: Fordyce History of Durham 1857 II p.674.
Listing NGR: NY8730338890
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