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Latitude: 54.8481 / 54°50'53"N
Longitude: -2.0549 / 2°3'17"W
OS Eastings: 396569
OS Northings: 550369
OS Grid: NY965503
Mapcode National: GBR GD2C.XW
Mapcode Global: WHB2Z.DDPQ
Entry Name: Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office
Listing Date: 18 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1153918
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240400
Location: Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8
Civil Parish: Blanchland
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Blanchland with Hunstanworth
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office
Abbey Gatehouse. C15, incorporating earlier fabric, remodelled c.1753. Rubble
with dressings; flat lead roof. South elevation: 2 storeys, 2 wide bays. Right
bay has segmental-arched gateway, left bay has vertical-panelled door with
overlight in hollow-chamfered surround with hoodmould (jambs incised T/M
flanked by small-paned shop windows under ogee arches with hoodmoulds; right
window has integral V. R. letter box. 1st floor has 6-light window with king
mullion and 2-light window to right, both with hoodmoulds. Chamfered string
below moulded embattled parapet. Right return shows C19 external stair to boarded
door in chamfered elliptical-arched surround (1753 incised on jamb); garderobe
projection on right with chamfered loop. Rear (external) elevation shows similar
gateway arch with hollow chamfer; small sash windows above with hollow-chamfered
surrounds and hoodmoulds.
INTERIOR: Gate passage and adjacent chamber (Post Office) both barrel-vaulted.
1st floor room in west bay is now part of adjacent house (q.v.). 1st floor of
gatehouse, formerly a single large chamber, may have been a courtroom; chamfered
doorway to garderobe.
Listing NGR: NY9656750368
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