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Latitude: 54.8782 / 54°52'41"N
Longitude: -1.6563 / 1°39'22"W
OS Eastings: 422148
OS Northings: 553772
OS Grid: NZ221537
Mapcode National: GBR JDW1.62
Mapcode Global: WHC43.JNH4
Plus Code: 9C6WV8HV+7F
Entry Name: Gate Piers, Walls and Privies at Methold Houses
Listing Date: 23 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323093
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109403
Location: Urpeth, County Durham, DH9
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Urpeth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: West Pelton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 25 SW
3/58 Gate piers, walls
and privies at
Gate piers, walls and privies (the latter now used for storage). Piers dated
1863. Built for John Eden. Dressed sandstone.
1.5 to 2.0-metre high walls, with low triangular-section coping, enclose
curtilage of Methold Houses. Rounded north-west corner; driveway near north-
east corner. Short serpentine sections to pair of gate piers in west wall.
Tall, square-plan piers have chamfered corners with bar stops and moulded
pyramidal caps; sunk inscribed plaques; METHOLD HOUSES (on north pier);
ERECTED 1863 (on south pier). 4 detached privies regularly spaced on rear
(east) wall. Each privy has 2 boarded doors under flush lintels and a flat-
coped parapet masking a pent roof.
Included for group value. Altered stone sheds and later lean-to additions
on privies are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2214853772
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