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Reading Room and Cottage Adjoining to Right

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

NY 8638
36/246 Reading Room and
cottage adjoining
to right
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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