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Shellom House and Outbuilding, and Garden Wall Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirk Merrington, County Durham

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WMCF3+PV

Entry Name: Shellom House and Outbuilding, and Garden Wall Attached

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

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

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(North side)
Kirk Merrington

6/67 Shellom House and
outbuilding, 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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