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Brainshaugh, Acklington

Description: Brainshaugh

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236685

OS Grid Reference: NU2026203127
OS Grid Coordinates: 420262, 603127
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3218, -1.6822

Location: Acklington, Northumberland NE65 9AE

Locality: Acklington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9AE

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Listing Text

NU 20 SW
7/15 Brainshaugh

House. Late C16 or early C17; south front remodelled in second quarter of
C18; enlarged and given new west front 1805 for Thomas Cook. Squared stone,
of near-ashlar quality in 1805 parts, except for rubble of east elevation
and roughly-squared stone of east part of north elevation; cut dressings.
Lakeland slate roof to main block; kitchen wing with pantiles except for
asbestos sheets on east end; stacks rebuilt in brick on old bases. Main
block formerly L-plan, enlarged to a square in 1805; kitchen wing to south-

South front; main block 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Central old half-
glazed door in bolection-moulded suround; 12-pane sash windows, some renewed,
in architraves; hipped roof. To right is the plain rear elevation of the
single-storey kitchen wing. 3-bay west front shows central trompe l'oeil
doorway of 6 fielded panels under 12-pane sash with slightly-projecting sill,
between downpipes with fluted rainwater heads inscribed T 1805 C; flanking
canted full-height bay windows with sill bands, 12-pane sashes and pyramidal
roofs: main hipped roof has central ridge stack. East elevation shows several
C16/17 windows of one or two lights, some enlarged to hold 4-pane sashes.
Similar windows in left part of north elevation; right part, set slightly
forward, is 1805 extension with Gothic-arched stair window: 12-pane sash,
with intersecting head, in raised surround with imposts and keystone. Set
back to left is kitchen wing with blocked chamfered doorway and 8-pane sash
window; slightly taller right part has stepped-and-banded old brick ridge
stack, and left end gable with raised reverse-stepped coping.

Interior largely of 1805. Dog-leg stair with stick balusters, moulded newels,
shaped tread ends and curtail step; modillion cornices to stair and entrance
hall. Drawing room has contemporary dado rail, cornice and fireplace. Doors
of 6 fielded panels; panelled shutters.

Listing NGR: NU2026203127

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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