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Description: Ruins of Screen Wall and End Pavilions to South of Hermitage
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236598
OS Grid Reference: NU0872216592
OS Grid Coordinates: 408722, 616592
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4431, -1.8637
HEDGELEY SHEPHERDS LAW
NU Ol NE NU 087166
4/253 Ruins of screen
wall and end
pavilions to south
Probable eyecatcher, early C18. Squared stone. 1+3+1+3+1 bays. Centre, with
triple-arched entrance, largely fallen. Flanking parts have blind arcades of
round arches with alternating long and short voussoirs, on projecting imposts;
chamfered cornice and blocking course; small windows in some arches. Projecting
end pavilions have taller but similar blind arches holding windows; right
pavilion partly fallen.
Probably constructed as an eyecatcher, although there are associations with a
manorial court founded by the Brownes of Shawdon c.1710. In later years there
was a small farm on the site, now replaced by a hermitage; at time of survey
this is being enlarged to form a small monastery/retreat centre, and the
fallen parts of the C18 structure are being restored.
Listing NGR: NU0872216592
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Source: English Heritage
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