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Latitude: 54.7425 / 54°44'32"N
Longitude: -1.6668 / 1°40'0"W
OS Eastings: 421545
OS Northings: 538662
OS Grid: NZ215386
Mapcode National: GBR JFSL.XR
Mapcode Global: WHC4W.C2H5
Entry Name: Quarry Hill and Adjoining Outbuilding
Listing Date: 10 May 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323203
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109923
Location: Brancepeth, County Durham, DH7
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Brancepeth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Brancepeth
Church of England Diocese: Durham
BRANCEPETH WOLSINGHAM ROAD
NZ 23 NW
(North side, off)
5/42 Quarry Hill and
10/5/67 adjoining outbuilding
House and outbuilding. Early-mid C17 house, restored and extended in later
C19. C19 outbuilding. Coursed sandstone rubble with squared dressings.
Graduated stone-tiled roofs and C19 dressed stone chimney stacks. T-plan C17
house with 2 parallel C19 ranges on rear of stair wing. L-plan outbuilding
on right face of rear wing.
Entrance front 2 storeys and attics, 3 bays. 3-storey gabled central porch
with moulded C19 doorway under hoodmould. Mainly C19 mullioned-and-transomed
windows under hoodmoulds: tall paired cross windows on ground floor of outer
bays with 3-light windows above. Porch has restored 4-light window on first
floor and 2-light windows on returns under a string; original small 3-light
mullioned window above. Gabled dormers, above outer bays, have similar
original windows. Dormers and porch have coped gables with ball finials.
Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables and shaped footstones with ball finials.
Corniced left end stack. Large stepped external chimney on right return with
identical stack. Three original 2-light windows under hoodmoulds on left
return; several original 3-light windows on left rear and altered stair wing.
Extruded cross-gabled C19 bay projection on right rear. 2-storey, 3-bay
parallel rear wings with scattered sashes, steeply-pitched roofs and similar
stacks. One-storey, 2-bay extensions on rear gables of both wings.
One-storey L-plan outbuilding: 6-bay front range has 2 boarded doors, 3 sashes,
C20 garage opening at right and a pitched roof with left end and ridge stacks.
Similar short return section at right-angles on rear.
Interior of C17 house altered in late C19 with Jacobean-style fittings. House
retains a complete roof of heavy adzed upper crucks.
Outbuildings included for group value. Late C20 conservatory on left face of
rear wing is not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2154538662
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