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Low Old Shield Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenhead, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9955 / 54°59'43"N

Longitude: -2.5201 / 2°31'12"W

OS Eastings: 366820

OS Northings: 566894

OS Grid: NY668668

Mapcode National: GBR BBVP.61

Mapcode Global: WH90V.8P5Q

Plus Code: 9C6VXFWH+6W

Entry Name: Low Old Shield Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303083

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240733

Location: Greenhead, Northumberland, CA8

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Greenhead

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Haltwhistle Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NY 66 NE
11/85 Low Old Shield

Bastle house now a farmhouse. Late C16-early C17 with c.1700 openings on front;
C19 outshut on rear. Coursed rubble; Welsh slate roof; stone and brick chimneys.
Original entry in left gable end. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Huge boulder plinth on
front and returns. Late C19 gabled stone porch with replaced door to left of
centre. Moulded Tudor-arched doorway with run-out stops on front wall inside
porch. 6-pane sash in C19 openings at ground-floor right. Replaced casements
elsewhere in fragmentary double-chamfered surrounds. Window on first-floor
right retains a chamfered stone mullion; possibly re-used Roman wall masonry to
right of this window. Roof has coped right gable. Left end stone stack with
top ledge; rebuilt brick right end stack. Blocked original doorway with
alternating jambs on gabled left return. Single-storey added rear outshut with
pent roof. Interior: 1.25-metre thick walls; both ground-floor rooms have
adzed ceiling beams of heavy scantling; chimney flue inserted in front of
original gable-end entry. Farmbuilding on right return is not of special

Listing NGR: NY6682066894

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