House where Oliver Cromwell dined up for sale

Oliver Cromwell HouseTHE oldest house in Barnard Castle, a County Durham market town, where Oliver Cromwell once dined has been put up for sale for £500,000.

Blagraves House,is a Grade I listed building which dates back to the 15th Century. In 1648 General Oliver Cromwell held a council there and dined at the house while making his way to Richmond.

The house takes its current name from the Blagrave family who took over the building in the 17th Century and is currently used as a restaurant.It retains many of its original features, including large open fireplaces.

The house’s entrance leads to a lounge and a courtyard within which there stands, ironically, a statue of Charles I (the monach Oliver Cromwell famously executed).

Business agent, David Cash, who is handling the sale said: “Blagraves House is a truly unique building and the sale presents a rare opportunity for someone to acquire a highly historic site of national importance.