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Description: Bridge End House
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 237139
OS Grid Reference: NU2480106195
OS Grid Coordinates: 424801, 606195
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3492, -1.6104
NU 2406 WARKWORTH BRIDGE STREET
21/248 Bridge End House
10.1.53 separately as
31.12.69 Bridge End House
and No. 13)
House with attached outbuildings, mostly now part of dwellings. Early C18,
heightened shortly after; altered internally and at rear in late C19. House
front squared stone; rear elevation large squared rubble heightened in squared
stone with late C19 snecked stone and ashlar bay. North range mostly squared
stone: south outbuilding partly old brick. Welsh slate roof to house, 1-
storey wing and link (except leaded top to C19 bay); adjoining 2-storey North
wing black pantiles with blue slates to east eaves and stone slates to west
eaves; yellow brick stack. Far end has C20 concrete tile roof and brick
stacks; south outbuilding has pantile roof. Plan: rectangular main block
with pent south outbuilding and irregular north range curving to west.
Main house 3 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Rusticated quoins. Central old
half-glazed door in lugged architrave flanked by slender pilasters carrying
pediment on consoles. 12-pane sash windows to lower floors in bolection-
moulded surrounds. Modillion cornice (original eaves cornice) above 1st-floor
windows. 2nd floor windows are 6-pane sashes in similar surrounds. Modillion
eaves cornice. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; stepped-and-corniced end
stacks. Set back to left pent south outbuilding with plinth, band and renewed
doors under timber lintel. Right 1-storey 2-bay front wing with early C20
half-glazed door under console-bracketed cornice hood; 12-pane sash to right
and similar window to left inserted in older doorway with rusticated surround.
Coped right end gable on moulded kneeler; early C20 flat-topped roof dormer
holding small-paned casements. Parallel 2-storey wing behind has stepped
right end stacks.
Left return shows 6-pane attic casement and outline of lower gable.
Right extension seen from riverside path: Set back at left the gable end of
the 1-storey wing, with gable end of main block behind. Various sashes and
blocked openings. Central 1-storey link to taller right end building with
blocked segmental cart entrance now holding boarded door and barred window.
Raised, reverse-stepped gable coping; end stack, the right rebuilt.
Rear elevation: main house 4 bays. Tall, late C19 transomed bay window at
left. Stair window and other openings in bolection-moulded surrounds; mainly
late C19 casements. In right outshut a 6-panel door and an oculus in carved
border, probably reset. In north wing one sash with thick glazing bars and
other sashes. Boarded doors in end part, one under heavy timber lintel.
Interior: Fielded-panel doors and shutters. Dog-leg closed-string stair with
turned balusters and newels, moulded and ramped handrail, curtail step and
carved tread ends. Rear left sitting room has fielded panelling with dado
rail, 2-panel door, and fireplace with stone bolection-moulded surround and
cornice. One bedroom has cornice with reeded and dentil ornament; two other
bedrooms have stone bolection-moulded fireplaces, one with a cornice,
pulvinated frieze and stone mantelpiece. Billiard room in north range has
large basket-arched fireplace.
Listing NGR: NU2480006193
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