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Jennys Lantern on Hilltop 1.4 Kilometres South West of East Bolton Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Hedgeley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4315 / 55°25'53"N

Longitude: -1.8125 / 1°48'44"W

OS Eastings: 411965

OS Northings: 615310

OS Grid: NU119153

Mapcode National: GBR H5SM.DR

Mapcode Global: WHC1B.4Q5Z

Plus Code: 9C7WC5JQ+J2

Entry Name: Jennys Lantern on Hilltop 1.4 Kilometres South West of East Bolton Farm

Listing Date: 25 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236578

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hedgeley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NU 11 NW NU 11961531
Jenny's Lantern,
on hilltop 1.4
kilometre south-
west of East
Bolton Farm

Ruin of eyecatcher incorporating shepherd's cottage, probably mid-C18.
Squared stone. Rectangular plan. South wall shows door and window openings
of single-storey cottage which had pent roof against taller flat-coped wall
to rear; coping stepped down on left return. Right return fallen.

A prominent landscape feature, its form probably based on Crawley Tower
(q.v.); associated with local legend of a shepherd's wife displaying a
lantern to guide her husband home over the fells after his evenings in an
Eglingham hostelry; one evening however he fell into a bog and drowned.

Listing NGR: NU1196515310

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