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Latitude: 54.4593 / 54°27'33"N
Longitude: -1.4651 / 1°27'54"W
OS Eastings: 434772
OS Northings: 507234
OS Grid: NZ347072
Mapcode National: GBR LJ6W.L7
Mapcode Global: WHD7G.G5KR
Entry Name: Sockburn Farmhouse
Listing Date: 20 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1320072
English Heritage Legacy ID: 350499
Location: Neasham, Darlington, DL2
Civil Parish: Neasham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sockburn
Church of England Diocese: Durham
SOCKBURN SOCKBURN LANE
NZ 3407 (West side, off)
19/40 Sockburn Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid C18 for Thomas Hutchinson; late C18-early C19 wings; left wing
altered c.1965. Narrow brick in irregular English garden wall bond; mainly
black-glazed pantiled roofs with old brick chimney stacks. Reversed U-plan:
main block with wings set back at right-angles on returns.
2-storey, 5-bay main block. Central 6-panel door and patterned fanlight in
round-arched stone surround with impost blocks. Replaced sashes, in original
openings with projecting stone sills, under rubbed-brick segmental arches,
the heads infilled with narrow brick. Steeply-pitched hipped roof has swept
eaves and stone ridge tiles. Tall lateral stacks with top bands. Lower
2-storey, 2-bay wing at right: scattered sashes; steeply-pitched roof, hipped
at right, with heightened lateral stack above right return. 2-storey, one-bay
wing at left altered c.1965 with French window; roof hipped at left and
lateral stack above left return. Each wing has a 2-bay return with replaced
sashes. Rear: central round-arched 12-pane stair window flanked by 12-pane
sashes. Imported 6-panel door in open-pedimented doorcase on rear of left
wing. Interior altered in late C19.
Later additions on rear of right wing and late C20 wall linking left wing to
dovecote (q.v.) are not of special interest.
Historical notes: the home of Thomas Hutchinson (died 1789) the celebrated
breeder of shorthorn cattle. William Wordsworth met his future wife, Mary
Hutchinson, at Sockburn farmhouse in May 1799.
(Mary Moorman, William Wordsworth Volume I The Early Years 1770-1803, 1957).
Listing NGR: NZ3477207234
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