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House Adjacent to Abbey Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Blanchland, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8481 / 54°50'53"N

Longitude: -2.055 / 2°3'18"W

OS Eastings: 396563

OS Northings: 550366

OS Grid: NY965503

Mapcode National: GBR GD2C.WW

Mapcode Global: WHB2Z.DDNQ

Entry Name: House Adjacent to Abbey Gatehouse

Listing Date: 14 April 1969

Last Amended: 18 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240401

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

BLANCHLAND THE SQUARE Blanchland
NY 9650
24/34 House adjacent to
Abbey Gatehouse (formerly
1.5.4.69 listed as House to west of
Post Office.

GV 1

House, formerly monastic outer court building, possibly almonry. Probably C13,
heightened late Clslearly C16; outshut to rear mid-C18. Rubble, 2nd floor large
squared blocks in irregular courses; stone slate roof. South elevation 3 storeys,
3 narrow bays. 6-panel door with 2-pane overlight in bay 1, paired late C19
sashes to right, that in bay 3 under earlier keyed segmental arch. Small 4-pane
sashes to 1st floor, the central set in former doorway with cut-back shouldered
arch. 2nd floor has 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould and small window to
right, pent-roofed garderobe projection to left. Low-pitched roof with coped
left gable, stone stack on rear slope. Rear elevation: blocked doorways; windows
include a 9-pane sash in stone surround.
Interior: First-floor room, extending above Post Office, has C15 fireplace with
chamfered monolithic lintel carried on shaped corbels; lintel retains remains of
painted black-letter inscription. Blocked door on west has chamfered jambs and
cut-back shouldered head. 2nd floor room shows chamfered doorway to former
garderobe, now cupboard, and 2 C15/16 roof trusses: chamfered cambered ties
support heavy square-set ridge and trenched purlins.


Listing NGR: NY9655750365

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