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Baxter Wood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Brandon and Byshottles, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7751 / 54°46'30"N

Longitude: -1.6057 / 1°36'20"W

OS Eastings: 425463

OS Northings: 542312

OS Grid: NZ254423

Mapcode National: GBR KF77.51

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.97MP

Plus Code: 9C6WQ9GV+2P

Entry Name: Baxter Wood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110065

Location: Brandon and Byshottles, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Brandon and Byshottles

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bearpark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 24 SE (South side, off)

4/17 Baxter Wood Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Late C17-early C18 with mid C19 alterations and refenestration.
Coursed rubble with some old brick infill at gables. Pantiled roof and rebuilt
brick chimneys. North wing and later west wing form 2-storey L-plan house.
Re-entrant faces of garden front each have 2 bays: C19 part-glazed, 6-panel
door in west wing; mainly 4-pane sashes; lateral stack to north wing. South
and east gables have flush alternate quoins (those on east gable are long and
thin). East gable has low plinth and possibly C17 oak window frame to first
floor. Steeply-pitched roof has coped gables and end chimneys. Rear of west
wing has infilled north bay with inserted 4-pane sashes. Small, possibly C17
first-floor oak window frame to south.
Interior. Late C17, closed-string, dogleg staircase of 2 flights plus landing
rail, in west wing, has squat turned balusters and a square-section moulded
handrail. Wood winder stair rises inside east gable of north wing. Peter Smart,
the Puritan, is believed to have died at Baxter Wood circa 1625.

Listing NGR: NZ2546342312

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