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Garden Wall Between Garden Cottage and Duke's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hexham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9623 / 54°57'44"N

Longitude: -2.075 / 2°4'29"W

OS Eastings: 395297

OS Northings: 563078

OS Grid: NY952630

Mapcode National: GBR FCY1.KY

Mapcode Global: WHB2D.3J6N

Entry Name: Garden Wall Between Garden Cottage and Duke's House

Listing Date: 18 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239081

Location: Hexham, Northumberland, NE46

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hexham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hexham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

5334 Garden wall between
Garden Cottage and
Duke's House
NY 9563 9/224A


Circa 1873. Rubble wall. About 150 yds long and approximately 7 to 10 ft.
high. Gateway at west end adjoining stables to Garden Cottage: rock faced
ashlar gate piers with balls above. Close to this, the wall incorporates the
remains of an earlier house, said to be where the Duke of Somerset took refuge
after the Battle of Linnells Bridge 1464.
East of this is another gateway with a solid moulded ashlar doorway with a
modillion cornice and crested capping above.
The gateway to Duke's House is wide and flanked by S-curved walls: ashlar piers
with pyramidal caps and crenellated cresting. The wall extends further east
to the back garden gate to Duke's House: a tall gabled gateway with a blind
trefoil in gable above ogee headed doorway. Wall stepped up to gable.

Listing NGR: NY9529763078

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

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