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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Byers Green, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6984 / 54°41'54"N

Longitude: -1.6505 / 1°39'1"W

OS Eastings: 422623

OS Northings: 533758

OS Grid: NZ226337

Mapcode National: GBR JGX3.GK

Mapcode Global: WHC52.M58H

Plus Code: 9C6WM8XX+8R

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112260

Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Spennymoor

Built-Up Area: Byers Green

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Byers Green

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Rectory, now private house. 1851. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings, plinth and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone ridge and gable
copings. T-plan with extruded porch. Jacobean style. 2 storey, 4-bay main
block, the fourth with full-height porch; 2-storey cross wing at right with
one bay to front and 5 on return. South elevation to garden: porch has
filleted flat-Tudor-arched door in wide-chamfered stone surround under raised
label mould, with recessed soffit under mould. Chamfered stone surround to
2-light window above with vertical glazing bars in paired narrow sashes;
single blocked light with chamfered stone surround under gable coping, which
rests on moulded kneelers and has bud finial. 3 bays of main range at left
have similar windows except for the central one on ground floor, which is
wider. Gable of right cross wing projects slightly in front of porch and has
paired sashes at left on ground floor, and wide external central stack with
offsets, supporting paired diagonally-set square stone chimneys with wide
cornices. Steeply-pitched roof has ridge chimneys, copings and finials on all
gables, and roll-moulded ridge. Right return has outer bays projecting
slightly, and windows in similar style to those of front.

Interior: 4-panel doors in architraves and panelled reveals; stair in C17
style with high grip handrail.

Source: H.C. Surtees, The History of the Parish of Byers Green, (Mainsforth),

Listing NGR: NZ2262333758

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