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7021


Sunderland


Fencehouses, Morton House


Fencehouses


NZ34NW


Domestic


House


Country House


Post Medieval


C18


Extant Building


Large house dated 1709. Rebuilding of earlier house. Mid C19 rebuilding and lowering by one storey. Ashlar front, brick returns and Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. 2 storeys. Sash windows. Central 5-panelled door under oblong fanlight in moulded doorcase. Cherub’s head in rinceau frieze, Belasyse coat of arms flanked by 1709 and scrolls in pediment. Five ashlar chimneys. The Belasyse family owned the manor and grange of Morton 1525-1678. LISTED GRADE 2


3146


4986


NZ31464986



Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 7/33; Frank H. Rushford, c1950, Houghton le Spring: A History, pp 76-78

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