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Christon Bank Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Embleton, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4945 / 55°29'40"N

Longitude: -1.6681 / 1°40'5"W

OS Eastings: 421064

OS Northings: 622354

OS Grid: NU210223

Mapcode National: GBR J4SX.N5

Mapcode Global: WHC16.B5W4

Plus Code: 9C7WF8VJ+RP

Entry Name: Christon Bank Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236949

Location: Embleton, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Embleton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Embleton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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House. Early C18, perhaps incorporating older fabric; extended later C18.
Rendered except squared tooled stone on left return and rubble outshut; roof
front slope mixed blue and green slates, Welsh slates to rear; C20 white
brick stacks.

South elevation 2 storeys, 3 + 5 bays. Oldest part to right: Central renewed
door; 12-pane sash windows except for two 4-pane sashes ground floor right.
Left part also has 12-pane sashes. All windows with slightly-projecting sills.
Banded end and 2 ridge stacks. On left return pent outbuilding with 2 boarded
doors and 12-pane attic sash; right return shows small attic window. Rear
outshut has 2 flush-panelled doors, one with 3-pane overlight, and several
small-paned sashes; several openings have raised stone surrounds.

Interior: Fielded-panel doors throughout. East drawing room has early C18
panelled wall with 2-panel cupboard doors and fluted pilasters flanking late
C18 Gothick fireplace. West drawing room has stone fireplace with architrave,
swell frieze and mantel; dentil cornice. Old kitchen fireplace at west end
of house has cambered timber lintel. Closed-string dogleg stair in outshut,
probably re-assembled in late C18 or C19, has urn-on-vase balusters, ramped
moulded handrail and square panelled newels. Simple C18 fireplaces in bedrooms.
Extension has collared common-rafter roof with tenoned and pegged collars and
carpenter's numbering; early C18 part has later common-rafter roof with halved
and nailed collars.

Historical note: The east part of the house may have been built soon after
Robert Christon purchased lands here in 1698; the western extension (which
may incorporate an earlier single-storey range) and outshut were probably
built after the Taylor family purchased the farm in 1759.

Listing NGR: NU2106422354

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