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Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office

A Grade I Listed Building in Blanchland, Northumberland

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240400

Location: Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blanchland

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blanchland with Hunstanworth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NY 9650,
24/33

BLANCHLAND,
THE SQUARE
Blanchland,
Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office

GV

I

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
17/24)
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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