Keys to the Past

Shepherd & Sheperdess Public House & Holly House (Beamish)

Shepherd & Sheperdess Public House & Holly House 2006
Shepherd & Sheperdess Public House & Holly House 2006

Holly House 2003
Holly House 2003

Painted-Lead Figures of Shepherd & Sheperdess  2003
Painted-Lead Figures of Shepherd & Sheperdess 2003

The Shepherd and Shepherdess pub and Holy House were built in the 18th century, but were altered in the late 19th century. The pub is decorated with two life-sized painted lead figures of a Shepherd and a shepherdess. The lead figures are said to have been imported from France as "Works of Art" to beat an embargo on lead imports during the Napoleonic Wars. These houses are Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law.

Reference number:D34912
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1120964

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See also:
Local History of Beamish


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