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Description: Barn 750 Metres East of Junction with High Buston Road
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236892
OS Grid Reference: NU2472509454
OS Grid Coordinates: 424725, 609454
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3785, -1.6113
NU 20 NW NU 24720946 ALNMOUTH A 1068
(East side, off)
10/2 Barn 750 metres
east of junction
with High Buston
Guano storage shed, C18 extended in late C18 or early C19. Rubble with cut
quoins and dressings except for brick rear elevation; Welsh slate roof except
for C20 roofing felt on north part. Long low rectangular building. East side
shows right-of-centre boarded double doors under segmental arch, blocked
doorway and 3 blocked windows; row of blocked rectangular vents at mid-height.
Left part of wall, and each return, have triple-stepped batter. Coped end
gables. Returns show similar blocked vents and slits in gables. Rear
elevation shows similar openings; right end part is stone, with stepped
batter; left-of-centre joint and set-back marks extension.
Interior. Late C18 or early C19 strapped king-post trusses, carried on wall
posts at rear.
Included for historical interest. Alnmouth imported guano (used as a
fertiliser) in the C18, which due to its smell was stored as far as possible
from the main harbour. Following the 1806 flood and the change of course of
the River Aln the former estuary silted up and the shed passed to its present
use as a barn.
Listing NGR: NU2472509454
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Source: English Heritage
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