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The Dower House East and the Dower House West

A Grade II Listed Building in Riding Mill, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.95 / 54°57'0"N

Longitude: -1.9788 / 1°58'43"W

OS Eastings: 401458

OS Northings: 561710

OS Grid: NZ014617

Mapcode National: GBR GCM6.DB

Mapcode Global: WHB2F.KVY3

Plus Code: 9C6WX22C+2F

Entry Name: The Dower House East and the Dower House West

Listing Date: 18 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240422

Location: Broomhaugh and Riding, Northumberland, NE44

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Broomhaugh and Riding

Built-Up Area: Riding Mill

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: St James, Riding Mill

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 0161 (North side)

22/55 The Dower House East
and The Dower House West


House with early C17 core (possibly a bastle) enlarged and remodelled mid-
and later C18 as dower house of Styford Estate, altered C19. Rubble except
for squared stone at west end of north-west wing; south front rendered;
stone slate roof to main range, slate roofs to rear. South front 2 storeys,
7 bays, irregular. Renewed door between bays 5 and 6, blocked door in bay 7;
windows mostly sashes which have lost their glazing bars; 1st floor tromp
l'oeil window to bay 7. Coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped stone
stacks to left end and ridge (3). Left return: set forward to left 2-bay
end of north-west wing with rusticated quoins, chamfered plinth and sill
strings. 12-pane sashes in architraves; central 8-pane attic sash in
raised stone surround; coped gable with kneelers.
Rear elevation shows gable end of mid-C18 stair wing (round-headed 12-pane
sash with radial glazing in head, in surround with raised imposts and
keystone) set back between later C18 north-west wing to right and pair of
gabled late C181early C19 wings to left.
Interior: Dower House West has stair with open string, stick balusters and
ramped moulded handrail; moulded newels and carved tread ends. Drawing room
in north-west wing has dentil cornice and 6-panel doors in panelled architraves.
Dower House East shows 0.9 metre thick walls (bays 4 to 6 of main range),
old chamfered beams and C18 fireplace with decorative cast-iron door to baking
oven and round-arched recess for set pot.

Listing NGR: NZ0145861710

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

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