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Reading Room The Cottage, Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

Description: Reading Room The Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236865

OS Grid Reference: NU1706805334
OS Grid Coordinates: 417068, 605334
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3418, -1.7324

Location: Newton on the Moor, Northumberland NE65 9JY

Locality: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9JY

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Listing Text

NU 10 NE
(North side)
2/196 Reading Room and
The Cottage


Early C18 house converted to reading room 1887. Squared stone; pantile roof
except for Welsh slates on rear outshut. Single storey (upper floor removed
1887) 5 bays, slightly irregular. Centre flush-panelled door under gabled
hood on moulded brackets. 12-pane sash windows with former first-floor band
above. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; corniced end stacks, probably re-set.
Interior: Reading Room in west part is a good early C18 panelled room with
dado rail, cornice, panelled and fluted pilasters flanking fireplace with
corniced overmantel, and 2-panel door in bolection-moulded surround with
pulvinated frieze. To right of fireplace is a shell-headed cupboard with
shaped shelves. Panelled round arch, with imposts and fluted key block, from
entrance passage to outshut (former stair position).
The part east of the entrance passage is now used as bedrooms for The Cottage,
the adjacent single-storeyed dwelling which is otherwise not of special

Listing NGR: NU1706805334

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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