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Gorst Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Staindrop, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.58 / 54°34'47"N

Longitude: -1.8044 / 1°48'15"W

OS Eastings: 412739

OS Northings: 520548

OS Grid: NZ127205

Mapcode National: GBR HHVG.4Z

Mapcode Global: WHC5L.840R

Plus Code: 9C6WH5HW+X6

Entry Name: Gorst Hall

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111549

Location: Staindrop, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Staindrop

Built-Up Area: Staindrop

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Staindrop

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 1220
(South side)
17/184 Nos. 11 and 12
14/9/66 (Gorst Hall)


One house, now divided into 2. Circa 1700 with C18 and later alterations.
Lime and sandstone rubble, left 3 bays (No. 11) thinly rendered and remainder
(No. 12) colourwashed render, with rough plinth and ashlar dressings. Pantiled
roof, with stone eaves to central section, rendered and ashlar chimneys,and stone
gable copings. 2 storeys, 8 bays. Inserted 6-panel door and overlight under
thin wood lintel in second bay; partly glazed door in C20 long-and-short stone
jambs and corniced lintel in 6th bay. 2 corniced canted bay windows to right
of door of No. 10, and a very wide one through bays 4 and 5, with renewed plain
sashes; similar sashes on first floor of bays 4, 5 and 6 in plain stone surrounds.
Sashes with glazing bars removed in first bay, and on first floor in second and
third bays, under thin stone lintels and with some stone jamb pieces, suggesting
earlier plain stone surrounds of C17 proportions. Walls of first 2 bays
vertical; battered wall from left of third window. 2 right bays blank, and 3
central bays set back at first floor level.

Roof divides to right of third window, that to right more steeply pitched; 3
gable copings on moulded kneelers, varied chimneys, one at each gable on ridge
and corniced ashlar chimney with plinth at right of sixth bay. Rear gabled
stair wing at centre of No. 12 shows blocked 2-light stone mullioned windows;
2-storey, one-bay C20 addition to right of stair; corniced chimney on stair

Interior of No. 12: dentilled stucco cornice in principal ground floor room at
right, in front of very thick chimney breast and flanking inserted cupboards
copied from those in room above, which have keyed moulded round heads on
panelled fluted pilasters; stone Tudor-arched doorway, with stopped chamfer
facing house, to stair wing; newel stair with moulded flat handrail, turned
balusters, halved on newels, and close string. Roof trusses where visible are
upper crucks with removed collar and lower purlins on blocks; upper part ceiled.
Owner says door originally at right of present door, so probably originally
battle entry plan.

Interior of No. 11 not inspected.

Listing NGR: NZ1273920548

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