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Latitude: 54.8702 / 54°52'12"N
Longitude: -1.8593 / 1°51'33"W
OS Eastings: 409126
OS Northings: 552839
OS Grid: NZ091528
Mapcode National: GBR HDG3.8Y
Mapcode Global: WHC40.DVV8
Plus Code: 9C6WV4CR+37
Entry Name: Messenger House
Listing Date: 21 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1260992
English Heritage Legacy ID: 438998
Location: County Durham, DH8
County: County Durham
Electoral Ward/Division: Benfieldside
Built-Up Area: Consett
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Benfieldside
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 05 SE CONSETT MESSENGER BANK
House. Early C19. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and quoins;
Welsh slate roof with ashlar and yellow brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 3 bays.
Central flushed door and overlight in plain stone surround; windows, the second
floor left blind, have flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills; sashes
with glazing bars to those on ground floor and at left of first floor, others
boarded up. Hipped roof has tall front ashlar chimney with plinth and cornice;
left yellow brick chimney. Right return 2 storeys, 4 bays, on higher ground:
steps up to boarded door and overlight in plain stone surround; most windows
sashes with glazing bars; foot scraper on steps.
Historical note: named after the Reverend John Messenger who lived there. He
was minister of St. John's Church 1837-41.
Empty and derelict at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ0912652839
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