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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1370257



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District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Blanchland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Jun-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 240401

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BLANCHLAND THE SQUARE Blanchland NY 9650 24/34 House adjacent to Abbey Gatehouse (formerly listed as House to west of Post Office.

GV 1

House, formerly monastic outer court building, possibly almonry. Probably C13, heightened late Clslearly C16; outshut to rear mid-C18. Rubble, 2nd floor large squared blocks in irregular courses; stone slate roof. South elevation 3 storeys, 3 narrow bays. 6-panel door with 2-pane overlight in bay 1, paired late C19 sashes to right, that in bay 3 under earlier keyed segmental arch. Small 4-pane sashes to 1st floor, the central set in former doorway with cut-back shouldered arch. 2nd floor has 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould and small window to right, pent-roofed garderobe projection to left. Low-pitched roof with coped left gable, stone stack on rear slope. Rear elevation: blocked doorways; windows include a 9-pane sash in stone surround. Interior: First-floor room, extending above Post Office, has C15 fireplace with chamfered monolithic lintel carried on shaped corbels; lintel retains remains of painted black-letter inscription. Blocked door on west has chamfered jambs and cut-back shouldered head. 2nd floor room shows chamfered doorway to former garderobe, now cupboard, and 2 C15/16 roof trusses: chamfered cambered ties support heavy square-set ridge and trenched purlins.

Listing NGR: NY9655750365

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National Grid Reference: NY 96563 50366


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