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Fell Close Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Healeyfield, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8236 / 54°49'24"N

Longitude: -1.8963 / 1°53'46"W

OS Eastings: 406758

OS Northings: 547644

OS Grid: NZ067476

Mapcode National: GBR HD6N.7N

Mapcode Global: WHB37.V05Z

Entry Name: Fell Close Cottage

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350559

Location: Healeyfield, County Durham, DH8

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Healeyfield

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Castleside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 14 NW (South side, off)

4/53 Fell Close Cottage


Farmhouse, now used as animal shelter. Probably early C17 with C18 alterations.
Coursed sandstone rubble with wide quoins and boulder plinth; patches of render
on rear. Corrugated iron roof on main building, collapsed heather thatch on
porch. Gable entry plan. 2 low storeys, 4 bays with west gable porch.

South elevation: wood lintels over wide door in third bay and flanking wide
windows, that at right blocked; first-floor vent slit at left and square opening
in second bay. Steeply-pitched roof. Left porch partly collapsed. Left return
gable has chamfered wood lintel to studded plank door with Tudor-arched head in
shaped wood surround. Rear elevation shows blocked door under wood lintel
opposite front door; small square window under wide lintel to left of door; and
blocked fire window at right. First-floor central loft opening; exposed beam

Interior: partly plastered; massive chamfered beams, with stepped and curved
stops; wide, stone lintel over inserted oven and fire against left gable;
heck post and space for ladder stair beside fire. Small plain stone surround
to fire against right gable. Peg holes in chamfer at central point of beam may
indicate position of partitions. Roof has 3 sets of upper crucks, of large
scantling, with varied apex detail - one saddle; massive chimney beam high in
west gable with peg holes for former hood; stone chimney flues inserted against
each gable.

Listing NGR: NZ0675847644

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

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