2011

NZ3528 : Ceddesfield Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield

taken 13 years ago, near to Sedgefield, County Durham, England

Ceddesfield Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield
Ceddesfield Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield
The former Rectory was built in 1793 by Admiral Samuel Barrington and Bishop Shute Barrington for their nephew, the Reverend George Barrington, so that he could live 'in the manner to which he was accustomed'. It was converted in 1973 by the local Community Association for community use and renamed Ceddesfield Hall. The medieval rectory here which burnt down in 1793 was reputedly haunted by 'The Pickled Parson' who, some say, still resides in a lost tunnel leading from St Edmund's Church to the Rectory LinkExternal link
The name, 'Ceddesfeld', was the old name for Sedgefield recorded in documentary sources in the years 915 and 1050. It is Anglo-Saxon in origin and may simply mean "Cedds' Field" or alternatively may reflect the nature of the surrounding area which, before land improvement, was damp and marshy, and often referred to as 'sedge'.
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1160001 LinkExternal link
Sedgefield Heritage Trail

On a good day, the town looks very pretty and has much of interest. A good place to start is the Heritage Trail which is available on the web LinkExternal link and as a leaflet available locally (try the Council Offices off the High Street near Hope Inn).


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Geographical Context: Lowlands Historic sites and artefacts City, Town centre Former: Rectory other tags: Community Centre Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · St Edmund's Church [19] Other Photos: · Ceddesfield Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield · Ceddesfield Hall from the pond Title Clusters: · Ceddesfield Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield [2] ·
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NZ3528, 120 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 7 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 October, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3565 2874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.1503N 1:26.9395W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3565 2877
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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