Description: High Buston House
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236900
OS Grid Reference: NU2321708776
OS Grid Coordinates: 423217, 608776
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3724, -1.6352
NU 20 NW ALNMOUTH HIGH BUSTON
10/10 High Buston House
House, c.1780 but probably incorporating older fabric. Squared stone; Welsh
slate roof. Rectangular villa with two rear wings joined by single-storey
range to enclose small courtyard. South front 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical.
Chamfered plinth, sill bands. Central old half-glazed door in C19 surround
with engaged columns, cornice and pediment. 12-pane sash windows. Tall
hipped roof with 2 axial corniced stacks on ridge. Similar right return 2 + 2
bays, the lower right part a rear wing with hip-ended roof and end stack.
Left return 2 + 2 bays. Main block similar except that windows in right bay
are blind; lower wing to left has central blocked door with inserted windows,
16-pane sashes in right bay and 12-pane sash under blind window to left;
hip-ended roof with stepped-and-corniced ridge stack. Rear elevation:
Single-storey 3-bay north range has central passageway and slightly-projecting
end bays with 16-pane sashes; hipped roof. To right an old pump in stone
housing with smoothed roof and ceramic trough. Above and behind, in north
wall of main block, is an arched stair window holding 12-pane sash with
Interior: Doors of 6 fielded panels. Panelled shutters. Sitting room has
fireplace of c.1900 with older Delft tiles, probably Dutch; acanthus cornice.
Dining room has foliage cornice. Panelled round arch from hall to stair, with
inserted mid-C19 glazed screen. Open-well stair with stick balusters, moulded
handrail and shaped tread ends. Irregular spacing and thicknesses of ground
floor hall walls suggest older fabric.
Listing NGR: NU2321708776
Source: English Heritage
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