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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NY 66485 64506


GREENHEAD A 69(T) NY 66 SE (South side, off) 15/70 Blenkinsopp Castle 10/6/52 (previously listed in the Civil Parish of Blenkinsopp) II

House incorporating fragments of a medieval tower house. Licence to crenellate 1340; colliery agent's house added c.1832 (possibly by John Dobson); enlarged and largely rebuilt in Tudor style 1877-80 for William Lisle Blenkinsopp Coulson. First floor of 1880 entrance block removed in 1986. Dressed and squared stone incorporating some Roman material; roofs and chimneys of occupied west and north ranges are not visible; entrance block and agent's house now roofless ruins. Square-plan entrance block with agent's house set back on east and L-plan north range and house, with wall enclosing small yard, on west. Tudor style c.1880 details. Mainly 2- and 3-light mullioned windows under hoodmoulds.

2-bay entrance block incorporates medieval fabric especially in east will: 4-centred moulded doorway (in square frame with foliage-carved spandrels under hoodmould) and 3-light window on front. 2-bay agent's house has window with re-set cable-moulded surround on front and projecting bay window on east return. 2-storey occupied house at west has one-bay front and 2-bay returns: 2-light first-floor-oriel window on front; embattled parapets; medieval fabric (including ground-floor room with rubble ceiling and external wall footings) at north-west corner. Wall enclosing yard has central round archway and incorporates re-set carved Roman and medieval fragments. 2-storey, 6-bay north range with 2-bay rear elevation of agent's house at east: 2- and 3-light windows and embattled parapet on 6-bay section; 3-light windows with arched heads on agent's house. Archway and former stable block (now restaurant) on west return of occupied house are not of special interest. Apart from the occupied house and north range, the remains are in a derelict condition. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY6648564506


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

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Date: 24 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/14822/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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