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Low Bishopley Farmhouse and Barn Adjoining

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7186 / 54°43'7"N

Longitude: -1.9629 / 1°57'46"W

OS Eastings: 402486

OS Northings: 535957

OS Grid: NZ024359

Mapcode National: GBR GFQW.T9

Mapcode Global: WHB3L.TNGH

Entry Name: Low Bishopley Farmhouse and Barn Adjoining

Listing Date: 25 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404397

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Frosterley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

STANHOPE A689, Bishopley
NZ 03 NW
(South side, off)
21/94 Low Bishopley
25.3.86 Farmhouse and barn

Farmhouse and barns. C17 and later. Thinly-rendered sandstone rubble with
boulder plinth and some quoins; roof of stone slates, large Welsh slates and
C20 tiles, with some gable copings. Linear plan. 2 storeys, 4 builds of 2, 2,
5 and 3 bays, 12 in all. Left part of house has boarded door, part glazed, in
chamfered square-headed surround; 2-light single-chamfered stone-mullioned
window above with glazing bars. All other windows late C19 sashes. Left bay
has sashes inserted on C17 cills. Left stone gable coping on moulded kneeler,
with ashlar corniced chimney. Second part projects slightly and has massive
left quoins. Sashes, wider on ground floor. Steeply-pitched roof has 2 end
chimneys. Third lower part contains 2-bay house and 3-bay barn in one build.
Renewed partly-glazed door with 3-pane overlight at left, and wide sash at
right under flat stone lintels. 2 small sashes at eaves. Barn has partly-
glazed opening at left in ground floor, and first-floor loft door with alternate-
block jambs; small square light at top right. Welsh slates on house, with right
gable coping and brick chimney; C20 tiles on barn. Fourth, quoined part blind
save for groups of pigeon holes with shelves, and top right square opening;
one-storey privy projects at left, with pent roof. Rear elevation has Tudor-
arched stone surround to cross-passage door in third part; catslide roof over
one-storey extension to right of door.

Interior: flat Tudor-arched surrounds to heavy ledged boarded doors at right of
both first and second part, both chamfered towards the right and both in c.one-
metre thick walls. C17 doors and screens in both. First part has closed-string
dog-leg stair, with 2 steps on wide half-landing, with narrow high roll-moulded
handrail on fat skittle balusters; rectangular newels have ball-and-dot finials.
Slightly-fielded plank-and-muntin-panelled screen on first floor contains
similar style door with moulded rails. Second part has plainer screen to left
of former fire in right wall, and rear stair with lower winders; beams and
joists have convex or stopped chamfers. Many doors have loop hinges on iron
brackets. Roofs of left part have pegged, collared trusses; of house-and-barn,
upper crucks with 2 levels of collars. Short purlins in barn,renewed in
original trenches on secondary timbers attached to crucks, which abut at apex
to carry ridge tree. Studded ledged plink door, now blocked, once gave access
to house. Eaves blocked with brick to meet new rafters.

Listing NGR: NZ0248635957

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

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