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Methold Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Urpeth, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8785 / 54°52'42"N

Longitude: -1.656 / 1°39'21"W

OS Eastings: 422170

OS Northings: 553805

OS Grid: NZ221538

Mapcode National: GBR JDW0.8Z

Mapcode Global: WHC43.JMNX

Entry Name: Methold Houses

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109402

Location: Urpeth, County Durham, DH9

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Urpeth

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: West Pelton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SW
3/57 Methold Houses
(Nos. 1 to 11,

Almshouses, now 11 dwellings. Dated 1863, built for John Eden (plaque on
central bay); later C19 rear outshut. Tooled ashlar sandstone, graduated
green slate roof and ashlar chimney stacks. Stretched E-plan. Tudor-Gothic

2 storeys; symmetrical 7-bay front and one-bay return wings. Slightly-projecting
centre bay and wings have shaped gables. 3 slightly-projecting window bays with
half dormers flanking centre; identical bay on inner return of each wing.
Mullioned windows in double-chamfered surrounds. Centre bay: Tudor-arched
doorway and flanking sashes under continuous hoodmould; plaque above door
inscribed: 1863 BUILT AND ENDOWED BY JOHN EDEN; 2-light window above plaque
under pointed hoodmould. Flanking 3-bay sections and inner returns of wings;
replaced doors and 2-light windows, with 2-pane sashes, under continuous
hoodmoulds; hoodmoulds stepped over windows and forming pointed arches enclosing
trefoils over doors; gabled half dormers with 2-light windows. External chimney
with offsets and paired octagonal-plan stacks on gable end of each wing.
Steeply-pitched roof: 4 cross-axial ridge chimneys, each with 4 conjoined
octagonal-plan stacks. Narrow added single-storey outshut on rear has seven
4-panel doors and 2-light windows with replaced casements; tall stack rising
through centre of pent roof.

A well-detailed and unaltered example.

Listing NGR: NZ2217053805

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

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