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Jennys Lantern on Hilltop 1.4 Kilometres South West of East Bolton Farm, Hedgeley

Description: Jennys Lantern on Hilltop 1.4 Kilometres South West of East Bolton Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236578

OS Grid Reference: NU1196515310
OS Grid Coordinates: 411965, 615310
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4315, -1.8125

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland NE66 2EJ

Locality: Hedgeley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 2EJ

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Listing Text

NU 11 NW NU 11961531
Jenny's Lantern,
on hilltop 1.4
kilometre south-
west of East
Bolton Farm

Ruin of eyecatcher incorporating shepherd's cottage, probably mid-C18.
Squared stone. Rectangular plan. South wall shows door and window openings
of single-storey cottage which had pent roof against taller flat-coped wall
to rear; coping stepped down on left return. Right return fallen.

A prominent landscape feature, its form probably based on Crawley Tower
(q.v.); associated with local legend of a shepherd's wife displaying a
lantern to guide her husband home over the fells after his evenings in an
Eglingham hostelry; one evening however he fell into a bog and drowned.

Listing NGR: NU1196515310

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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