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Latitude: 54.9505 / 54°57'1"N
Longitude: -1.9042 / 1°54'15"W
OS Eastings: 406234
OS Northings: 561768
OS Grid: NZ062617
Mapcode National: GBR HC46.K5
Mapcode Global: WHB2G.QTFQ
Plus Code: 9C6WX32W+68
Entry Name: Merry Shield Farmhouse, Attached Cottage, Farmbuilding, House Occupied by Mr and Mrs Beattie and Garden Wall
Listing Date: 18 June 1986
Last Amended: 1 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045370
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240475
Location: Broomley and Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43
Civil Parish: Broomley and Stocksfield
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Bywell St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
In the entry for:-
BROOMLEY AND STOCKSFIELD MERRYSHIELDS
NZ 06 SE
1, 2, 3 and 4
and adjacent Farmbuildings
The entry shall be amended to read:-
NZ 06 SE BROOMLEY AND STOCKSFIELD MERRY SHIELD
5/102 Merry Shield Farmhouse,
Mr & Mrs Beattie and
Farmhouse with attached cottage to north and farmbuilding range to east, linking
it with eastern house; garden wall attached to east of eastern house. Late C18
except for cottage extension mid C19. Rubble, with cut quoins and dressings; part
rendered; farmbuilding brick-lined; wall brick with stone plinth and coping.
Purple slate roof with stone copings and brick stacks.
Plan: originally a single near-symmetrical composition, but farmhouse extended to
north and cottage added to form L-shape. Long south front has 3-storey 1-bay ends
and 2-storey centre, blank except for door in modern glazed porch to eastern
house; and boarded central door in narrow-chamfered opening, with pitching door to
right and small window to left, where the farmhouse extends into the first bay of
Left return shows main front of farmhouse, which incorporates 1-bay of the 2-
storey extension: 2 wide irregular bays with boarded door to cottage at left and
4-panel door to farmhouse at right, both under overlights; scattered 4-pane sashes
in this part. Original 3-storey farmhouse, 1 wide bay: tripartite sashes with
glazing bars on ground and first floors, keyed bunette above. Stone gable copings
on curved kneelers; stacks at right end and on ridge and left end of extension.
Right return shows eastern house similar to farmhouse, except that east wall is
rendered and first-floor window replaced, in its tripartite form, with casements.
Rear elevation shows pebbledash on cottage. Outbuilding 6 bays with angled stone
stair to loft door at left: 3 boarded doors and part-slatted openings.
Wall (the remnant of a large walled garden) runs north from north-east corner of
eastern house for about 30 metres and returns east for 2 metres at north end.
Flat slab coping.
Small brick and breeze-block extensions to rear of eastern house are not of
Listing NGR: NZ0623461768
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