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The Tower and Beeches

A Grade II Listed Building in Bedlington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1283 / 55°7'42"N

Longitude: -1.5928 / 1°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 426060

OS Northings: 581627

OS Grid: NZ260816

Mapcode National: GBR K994.YF

Mapcode Global: WHC2Z.HCQD

Entry Name: The Tower and Beeches

Listing Date: 18 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041400

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235934

Location: West Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: West Bedlington

Built-Up Area: Bedlington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bedlington St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2681 NW (East side)

9/63 The Tower and
The Beeches


House, now 2 dwellings. Late C18, extended and altered 1910. Coursed rubble
with tooled or tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings; green slate roof
except for blue slates on 1910 south extension. Front elevation 2 + 3 storeys,
4 bays, in 2 sections. Left part set forward; left bay has 2-storey bay window
with paired sash windows; 12-pane upper leaf, plate-glass lower; to right porch
with renewed door, plain overlight and battlemented parapet, with 8-pane sash
above. Hipped roof with corniced ridge stack. On right 3-storey tower with
early C20 bronze sundial in moulded stone surround below 2nd floor 12-pane sash
in alternating-block surround. Corbelled-out battlemented parapet carrying
small corniced stack on right. Right return of tower shows 12-pane sash at 1st
floor level. Recessed right part shows two 8-pane sashes to 1st floor of left
bay; right bay is 1910 extension with altered windows. Roof hipped to right
with 2 ridge stacks, the left rendered, the right stepped-and-corniced.

2-bay left return shows 12-pane sashes in alternating-block surrounds. Rear
elevation with 1910 canted bay.

Interior: open-well stair in tower, with stick balusters and steeply-ramped
moulded handrail.

Formerly known as Tower Cottage; at one time a school. The tower is said to
have been constructed as an atronomical observatory by a C18 curate.

C20 extension on south is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2606081627

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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