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Deerkeepers Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Meldon, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1606 / 55°9'38"N

Longitude: -1.8205 / 1°49'13"W

OS Eastings: 411537

OS Northings: 585153

OS Grid: NZ115851

Mapcode National: GBR H8QR.PW

Mapcode Global: WHC2P.0KD5

Plus Code: 9C7W556H+6R

Entry Name: Deerkeepers Cottage

Listing Date: 20 October 1969

Last Amended: 30 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238343

Location: Meldon, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Meldon

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hartburn with Meldon

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 18 NW NZ 11538515
Deerkeeper's Cottage
10/111 (formerly listed as
Doorkeeper's Cottage
20.10.69 in Meldon Park)
Deerkeeper's cottage, late C17 or early C18. Rubble with dressings, slate
roof. 2 1/2 storeys, 1 bay. Central doorway with flat-pointed head in square
frame, now blocked with later window inserted. Flanking 2-light mullioned
windows with hoodmoulds, that to left largely cut away by inserted door.
3-light mullioned window to 1st floor, narrow window above, both with hoodmoulds.
Coped flat-topped gable carries central diagonally-set brick stack. Contemporary
lean-to to right with boarded door and reverse-stepped coping. Left return:
blocked door and two heavy moulded corbels for roof of removed outshut, moulded
string above broken by projecting stone spout below sill of 3-light mullioned
window with hoodmould, side lights blocked. Right return: 4-pane casement in
low outshut, below a blocked 3-light mullioned window. Rear elevation: blocked
doors, one with flat-pointed head in square frame at mid-height in wall, breaking
moulded string. Coped flat-topped gable with moulded stone bracket carrying
outer angle of diagonally-set brick stack.

Interior: 1st floor south-east corner, fireplace on corbel visible from ground
floor; moulded surround with flat-pointed arch in square frame. C19 ground-
floor fireplace in opposite corner. Old stone bowl in internal sill of 1st
floor west window. Principal-rafter roof truss with collar; 2 levels of heavy

"A crack specimen of the architecture of the seventeenth century" (Hodgson).

Listing NGR: NZ1153785153

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