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Latitude: 54.5561 / 54°33'21"N
Longitude: -1.717 / 1°43'1"W
OS Eastings: 418398
OS Northings: 517909
OS Grid: NZ183179
Mapcode National: GBR JHGR.2J
Mapcode Global: WHC5M.LRL2
Plus Code: 9C6WH74M+C5
Entry Name: Smithy, Byres and Dovecote, 12 Metres East of Hill House
Listing Date: 4 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111090
Location: Headlam, County Durham, DL2
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Headlam
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Gainford
Church of England Diocese: Durham
Tagged with: Dovecote
NZ 11 NE HEADLAM COCK LANE
(North side, off)
6/6 smithy, byres and dovecote,
12 metres east of Hill
Range of outbuildings. Probably C18. Roughcast and painted sandstone rubble
with dressed quoins; moderately-pitched pantiled roofs. Continuous L-shaped
range: single-storey, 3-bay smithy; single-storey, single-bay byre; set-back,
2-storey dovecote; and, at right-angles to north, a single-storey, 3-bay byre.
Smithy has central boarded door with fire-insurance mark and retains forge and
bellows. Byre has Dutch door and steeper-pitched roof. Dovecote: ground floor
has byre with Dutch door and external stone staircase to first-floor boarded
door; first floor has blocked breather, alighting band with entry holes near
eaves, low-pitched pyramidal roof above projecting eaves band, octagonal glover
ofnwood with conical cap and weather vane; stone-lined interior with nesting
boxes. Byre range attached to north of dovecote has Dutch doors.
Detached range of farmbuildings to east of dovecote not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ1839817909
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