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Lesbury House, Lesbury

Description: Lesbury House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236978

OS Grid Reference: NU2339011583
OS Grid Coordinates: 423390, 611583
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3976, -1.6322

Locality: Lesbury
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3PT

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Listing Text

NU 2311 LESBURY A 1068
(East side)

19/88 Lesbury House


House, c.1800 incorporating earlier C18 rear wing; major extensions by Browne
family in mid-C19. Front and left return ashlar, diagonally-tooled on ground
floor and vertically-tooled above. Other parts squared tooled stone. Welsh
slate roofs. Older part L-plan; mid-C19 east extension has rear wings
enclosing stable yard.

South elevation. Main block 2 storeys, 5 bays, slightly asymmetric. Plinth,
sill bands. 3 steps up to right-of-centre renewed fielded-panel door in
renewed surround with pilasters, moulded cornice and blocking course. 12-pane
sash windows. Moulded eaves cornice. Hipped roof with 2 stepped-and-corniced
ridge stacks. To right the single-storey 3-bay mid-C19 part with similar
detail and fenestration; coped right end gable with corniced stack. Main
block has similar 3-bay left return, except that central bay windows are blind;
set back to left is 4-bay rear wing showing varied fenestration including
paired 8-pane sashes under lintel with diamond-shaped keystones; left end bay
is C19 extension. Rear elevation of main block shows arched window, with
intersecting glazing bars, above 12-pane Yorkshire sash with external iron

Interior: Sitting room has original cornice with egg-and-dart and acanthus
ornament. Dog-leg stair with stick balusters, moulded and ramped handrail,
moulded newels and shaped tread ends. Two segmental-arched chamfered fireplaces
of early C18 kitchen in room adjacent to present kitchen. Sitting Room,
Library and Drawing Room have carved stone Adam fireplaces from Alnwick

Listing NGR: NU2339011583

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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