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Reading Room the Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3418 / 55°20'30"N

Longitude: -1.7324 / 1°43'56"W

OS Eastings: 417068

OS Northings: 605334

OS Grid: NU170053

Mapcode National: GBR J6BN.QY

Mapcode Global: WHC1R.CZ8T

Plus Code: 9C7W87R9+P2

Entry Name: Reading Room the Cottage

Listing Date: 15 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236865

Location: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Shilbottle St James

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Early C18 house converted to reading room 1887. Squared stone; pantile roof
except for Welsh slates on rear outshut. Single storey (upper floor removed
1887) 5 bays, slightly irregular. Centre flush-panelled door under gabled
hood on moulded brackets. 12-pane sash windows with former first-floor band
above. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; corniced end stacks, probably re-set.
Interior: Reading Room in west part is a good early C18 panelled room with
dado rail, cornice, panelled and fluted pilasters flanking fireplace with
corniced overmantel, and 2-panel door in bolection-moulded surround with
pulvinated frieze. To right of fireplace is a shell-headed cupboard with
shaped shelves. Panelled round arch, with imposts and fluted key block, from
entrance passage to outshut (former stair position).
The part east of the entrance passage is now used as bedrooms for The Cottage,
the adjacent single-storeyed dwelling which is otherwise not of special

Listing NGR: NU1706805334

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