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Higham Dykes

A Grade II Listed Building in Ponteland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0719 / 55°4'18"N

Longitude: -1.7921 / 1°47'31"W

OS Eastings: 413370

OS Northings: 575285

OS Grid: NZ133752

Mapcode National: GBR H9XS.SP

Mapcode Global: WHC32.FST6

Plus Code: 9C7W36C5+P4

Entry Name: Higham Dykes

Listing Date: 27 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042713

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238794

Location: Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ponteland

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ponteland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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House. Late C17 extended late C18 or early C19. Brick in English Garden Wall
Bond. Graduated Lakeland slate roof. Double-span main block with lower wing
projecting to rear forming L-plan.

Front is in 2 sections. Main block: 2 storeys plus attics, 5 bays. 4 moulded
steps up to 2-leaf half-glazed door in late C18 wood surround with attached Tuscan
columns, dentil cornice and pediment. Long narrow windows in thin roll-moulded
wood surrounds with projecting sills and wedge lintels. Ground floor has renewed
2-pane sashes, 12-pane sashes above. 1st floor string. Steeply-pitched roof
with Flemish gables and 5 segment-headed dormers with 12-pane casements. End

East wing, recessed on right return, is contiguous with rear span and is in
different and later brick. 3 windows. On ground floor small irregular later
windows. Stone 1st floor sill band and 12-pane sashes in similar surrounds to
main block, possibly re-used from rear. Gabled roof with early C19 Flemish
gable on right. 3 dormers.

Rear facade is irregular. In the centre the original narrow stair projection
with tall round-headed window, band and Flemish gable. Round this the rear span
was built in several stages. It has 12-pane sashes to right and 16-pane sashes
to left. Early C20 brick porch with shaped gable. Lower service wing to left
is also of several builds. 3 C19 Flemish gables.

Interior: late C19 imitation C17 staircase. An Art Nouveau fireplace with 7
painted gesso figures representing the arts and abstract virtues. Several
2-panelled doors, including one impressive former external door in kitchen.
Stout ceiling beams in kitchen.

Listing NGR: NZ1337075285

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