Description: House Belonging to Mrs Armstrong
The Old Surgery
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236638
OS Grid Reference: NU0560101726
OS Grid Coordinates: 405601, 601726
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3096, -1.9133
ROTHBURY HIGH STREET
25/292 House belonging
to Mrs. Armstrong
and The Old Surgery
Pair of houses, formerly the Sun Inn. Early C18; rear extension early C19.
Front wall rendering tooled in imitation of coursed stone, on brick; cut stone
dressings; other walls coursed stone, Blue slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 + 4
bays: rusticated quoins, bands at window-head level, with 3 short pilasters
above the upper band. Left part is symmetrical: central 4-panel door with
plain overlight in C19 surround with pilasters and moulded cornice. All
windows 8-pane sashes except for plain sash in widened opening on ground
floor left; raised stone surrounds. Irregular right part has 4-panel door
in corniced raised stone surround, in 3rd bay; similar fenestration. Doorway
and flanking windows renewed c.1962 following removal of C19 shopfront.
Coped gables with moulded kneelers; stepped-and-corniced ridge and end stacks,
with panelled shafts. Rear elevation shows 4-panel door with radial fanlight,
and arched stair window. Wing to rear left shows C19 fenestration.
Interior: Left part has room, to left of entrance, formerly bank, with heavy
studded door; room to right of entrance has C18 corner cupboard with painted
cherubs in spandrels of truncated-arched head (The Angel Cupboard). Fielded-
panel shutters. Stair against rear wall of extension with stick balusters,
wreathed moulded handrail, curtail step, carved newel and shaped tread ends.
2-panel 1st floor doors on H hinges.
Listing NGR: NU0560101726
Source: English Heritage
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