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Addycombe Cottages with Attached Walls and Outbuildings, Rothbury

Description: Addycombe Cottages with Attached Walls and Outbuildings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 236604

OS Grid Reference: NU0594101935
OS Grid Coordinates: 405941, 601935
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3115, -1.9079

Locality: Rothbury
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7PD

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Listing Text

NU 0501
25/259 Addycombe Cottages
(Nos. 1-12
consecutive) with
attached rear walls
and outbuildings
(formerly listed as
pact of Nos 1-22
Addycombe Cottages)

Terrace of houses 1873 by Norman Shaw for Lord Armstrong, restored and rear
walls reduced in height 1978 by Spence & Price of Newcastle. Rubble with rock-
faced and margined dressings; porches and gables of end houses half-timbered
with pebbledash over brick infill; red clay tile roofs with ornamental
terracotta ridges and finials, purple slates on rear outbuildings. 6 houses,
divided from the first into flats, those on 1st floor entered from external
staircases at rear. Domestic Revival style. Front elevation; stepped up slope;
2 storeys except for end houses 2 storeys + attic; each house 2 bays. Each
has central porch, timber-framed on stone base, with 9-pane fixed casement
and vertical-panelled door, on left return, in ogee-arched surround under
gablet with projecting bargeboards. 2-, 3- and 4-light mullioned-and-transomed
windows holding plain casements; lst-floor windows in intermediate houses in
gabled half dormers: end houses have broad timber-framed attic gables, the
upper parts set forward on moulded corbels, each with a 3-light small-paned
casement window; plain bargeboards. Coped intermediate gables, end and ridge
stacks with battered faces.

Returns each show broad gable with attic slit and pent projection below;
intermediate houses have projecting gabled wings, both with attached outhouses
showing asymmetric-pitched roofs. East end house has broad gable above late
C20 rear wing in same style. External stone stairs to balconies and upper
flat doors in wings. Attached yard walls with re-set arched coping.

Built as cottages for retiring staff of the Armstrong household.

Listing NGR: NU0593801947

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Source: English Heritage

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