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Latitude: 54.6744 / 54°40'27"N
Longitude: -1.5953 / 1°35'43"W
OS Eastings: 426195
OS Northings: 531107
OS Grid: NZ261311
Mapcode National: GBR KG9D.F4
Mapcode Global: WHC53.GRKY
Entry Name: Shellom House and Outbuilding, and Garden Wall Attached
Listing Date: 14 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322858
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112268
Location: Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Spennymoor
Built-Up Area: Kirk Merrington
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Merrington
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 23 SE SPENNYMOOR SOUTH VIEW
6/67 Shellom House and
garden wall attached
House with outbuilding and garden wall attached. Probably early C18, enlarged
c.1800. House front rendered, with ashlar plinth and dressings: Welsh slate
roof with stone gable copings and brick chimneys: returns and rear thinly-
rendered rubble. Outbuilding rubble with pantiled roof. Wall rubble with
flat stone coping. House gable end to street; wall L-plan along street front
and returning along front of garden.
House 2 storeys, 3 bays: outbuilding at right one storey, 3 bays. House has
near-central 6-panel door, upper panels glazed, under segmental arch in
architrave with corner paterae, recessed under segmental arch. Late C19
sashes in outer bays and at centre of first floor have projecting stone sills.
Roof has end gable copings on cyma-moulded kneelers, and banded end brick
chimneys. Rear full-width outshut under catslide roof. Outbuilding at right
has 4-pane sash in first wider bay, and paired 9-pane lights in 2 right bays.
Garden wall,c.2 to 2.5 metres high, as land slopes down in front of house,
has segmental-headed stone arch with voussoirs near house. Inner face of wall
has some survivors of a series of iron rings used in the preparation of
carpets, probably in the early C19 when Gilbert Henderson established a
'factory' in the village, which was already a centre of the weaving industry.
His firm moved to Durham and eventually became the firm of Hugh Mackay of the
Source: Walter Shea, Carpet Making in Durham City, (Durham County Library
Publications No. 17), Durham 1984; and information Mr. Charlton of Shellom
Listing NGR: NZ2619531107
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