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Ford Castle East Gateway, East Forecourt Wall and Handyman's Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.6314 / 55°37'52"N

Longitude: -2.0892 / 2°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 394484

OS Northings: 637536

OS Grid: NT944375

Mapcode National: GBR F3VB.H4

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.WQB9

Entry Name: Ford Castle East Gateway, East Forecourt Wall and Handyman's Cottage

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238057

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 9437
17/90 East Gateway,
East Forecourt
Wall and
Handyman's Cottage

Gateway, forecourt walls and cottage. 1791 by J. Nisbet for Sir John Hussey
Deleval. Cottage added c.1862 probably by David Bryce. Ashlar. Gothick

East wall 7 bays. Central pointed carriage arch with wood double gates and
imitation portcullis; roll-moulded surround with square imposts; cornice with
2 rows of alternating dentils, like a billet moulding.

Large flanking semi-circular towers each with 3 arched niches on ground floor,
strings with intersecting pointed arches. 3 roundels on 1st floors, 2 of them
bearing quatrefoils; left tower has dovecote in centre roundel, right tower a
clock. Friezes of hanging pointed arches. 3 pierced quatrefoils in each

Sections of castellated wall flank the towers,each with 2 cruciform slits.
Square end towers with arched niches.

To rear and also occupying left end tower, the handyman's cottage: 2 storeys,
3 bays. Irregular and picturesque. Right bay has a large combined porch and
chimney stack. Centre bay has 8 steps up to door, 16-pane sash on ground
floor, 2-light mullioned window above. Left bay has 2-light window on ground
floor and small 4-pane sash in gabled half-dormer above.

Stable block, now garages,attached to rear are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NT9448437536

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

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