The land tinted pink on the attached plan is being purchased by the Sellers and it is anticipated that it will be included in the sale. The land tinted blue on the plan is to be excluded from the sale.
History and Architectural features
East Deanery is one of the oldest privately owned residences in the country and was built in 1292 by Bishop Anthony Bek. It was originally constructed for Benedictine Monks and is believed to be one the last stopping points for pilgrims making the journey to St Cuthbert’s shrine, within Durham Cathedral. It has many truly unique features including of particular note, a stone spiral staircase, and several medieval grave covers that have been used to form door lintels and plaques throughout the property. There are several stone arches and stone mullion windows throughout, emphasising the centuries old history of the property.