NZ0737 : Bank House, Front Street, Wolsingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

Bank House, Front Street, Wolsingham
Bank House, Front Street, Wolsingham
Bank House is another of Wolsingham's old buildings. It is on Front Street opposite Church Lane near the junction of The Causeway, the road leading south to Hamsterley. The house is grade II listed and dates from the C17th, although with later alterations. The east gable wall (facing) has a large external chimney flue supported on stone corbels.
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1233073 LinkExternal link

The adjoining property to the right, No 1 High Street, which was formerly a shop is also listed).
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1233094 LinkExternal link
Wolsingham
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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NZ0737, 155 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0735 3720 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7839N 1:53.2434W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0738 3721
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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