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Smithy, Byres and Dovecote, 12 Metres East of Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Headlam, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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(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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