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6, Riverside, Thirston

Description: 6, Riverside

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236784

OS Grid Reference: NU1849800344
OS Grid Coordinates: 418498, 600344
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2969, -1.7102

Location: B6345, Felton, Northumberland NE65 9EA

Locality: Thirston
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9EA

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Listing Text

NU 1800
(North side)
12/115 No. 6
(formerly listed
31/12/69 as Nos. 6 and 8)

House. Early C17; 1960's period restoration by Barry Bucknell. Roughly-
coursed heavy rubble, rendered and colourwashed at front; C20 concrete tile
roof. Long-house plan. 2 storeys, 3 irregular bays. Renewed half-glazed
door between left bays with C20 plate glass window (former shop front) to
left and 16-pane sash to right; 24-pane and 12-pane Yorkshire sashes above.
Renewed cross-passage door in right bay (render conceals flat-pointed head
and chamfered surround), with 16-pane sash to right and 24-pane Yorkshire sash
above. Upper windows in rendered-over chamfered surrounds. Raised reverse-
stepped coping to left end gable; C20 left end stack. Left return shows 2
small chamfered attic windows, that to right blocked. Rear elevation shows
renewed cross-passage door in chamfered surround, under flat-pointed arch;
small chamfered stair window to right, shorter 9-pane sash above and upper
doorway holding C20 glazed door to left.

Interior: stone-walled cross passage has doorway with timber lintel to
unheated east end room and chamfered doorway with flattened 4-centred arch
to main ground floor room; this has east end fireplace with chamfered bressumer
on chamfered stone heck-post, and later C17 west end fireplace with moulded
surround within a chamfer which steps out to enclose rectangular panels at
the head of each jamb and at lintel centre. Position of original newel stair
is shown by curved recess in north wall adjacent to entry, and the small stair
window with sockets for original iron bars. Original ceiling beams, transverse
over main part and axial above passage and east end, throughout; evidence of
later studded partitions for centre passage in main part. East end bedroom
has late C17 fireplace with flat-pointed head within chamfered surround.

Historical Notes: The long-house plan is rare in this area. In the
C18 or C19 the unheated east end room served as a distillery for the adjacent
public house. In the 1960's after being the prize in a raffle, the house
underwent a do-it-yourself 'restoration' featured in a BBC television series.

1960's flat-roofed brick rear wing is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NU1849800344

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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