Description: Farley House
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236644
OS Grid Reference: NU0576501729
OS Grid Coordinates: 405765, 601729
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3096, -1.9107
ROTHBURY HIGH STREET
(South side, off)
25/298 Sandford House and
Pair of houses, probably once a single dwelling. Dated 1722 with initials
R S on doorhead, but may be late C17. Coursed large rubble with roughly-
shaped quoins and cut dressings; red asbestos tiles on front roof slope,
Welsh slates to rear; 2 stacks rebuilt in white brick.
Front (east) elevation 2 storeys + attics, 3 + 1 bays. Left part is Sandford
House, with central renewed glazed door in irregular surround of large blocks
with chamfer cut to pointed arch; lintel has central star ornament with heart-
shaped date panel on left and sunk oval on right. 4-pane sash above door, in
chamfered surround of former 2-light mullioned window. Flanking bays have had
similar windows to ground and lst floors, enlarged and replaced by various
sashes; and small attic windows set directly beneath eaves. Right part is
Farley House: vertical-panelled door in chamfered surround with flat-pointed
head between C20 windows, 4-pane sash to 1st floor and small attic window.
Raised gable copings on moulded kneelers; truncated left end stack; ridge and
right end stacks rebuilt on old bases.
Left return shows enlarged ground-floor window, 2-light mullioned window on
1st floor and small boarded opening with timber lintel to attic. Rear
elevation shows pent additions, that to right with blacksmith's glazing, and
two 1st floor windows with timber lintels.
Interior not seen.
The only survivor of a late C17/early C18 house type once common in Rothbury,
c.f. illustrations in 'Coquetdale' (D. Dixon).
Listing NGR: NU0576501729
Source: English Heritage
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