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Description: Butlesdon House
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237201
OS Grid Reference: NU2245107437
OS Grid Coordinates: 422451, 607436
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3604, -1.6474
NU 20 NW WARKWORTH LOW BUSTON
10/310 Butlesdon House
House, probably a bastle, formerly dated 1604, for Henry Johnson; single-
storey extension later C17. Oldest part heavy rubble with roughly-shaped long
quoins; extension squared rubble. Renewed pantile roofs; C20 brick stacks.
Plan: oldest part 11 x 6.4 metres externally; side walls 0.9 metre thick,
west end wall 1.12 metres.
South elevation: Main part 2 storeys, 2 bays, slightly irregular. Centre
half-glazed door with 3-pane overlight in inserted doorway; 4-pane sashes to
ground floor and 12-pane sashes above, all with timber lintels. At 1st floor
level a blocked slit near left end and possible blocked door right of centre.
Raised gable copings with triangular spandral stones; small right end stack.
1-storey 2-bay part to left shows renewed door, in worn chamfered surround,
and C20 windows; similar gable coping at left end.
Right return shows blocked 1st-floor and attic windows. Left return of 1-
storey part shows 2 blocked slits with blocked pitching door above.
Rear elevation: near right end of oldest part at 1st-floor level a small
chamfered window with sockets for metal or wood grille; immediately right a
blocked doorway, probably C18. 1-storey part shows central pair of doorways
(left with boarded door, right blocked) with tooled-and-margined alternating-
block surrounds; to right a C20 window inserted in old chamfered doorway.
Interior: 1-storey part has C18/early Cl9 fireplace with domed set-pot
Historical note: In late C19 datestone and inscription `H. Johnson' were
Altered rear wing and attached farmbuilding are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NU2245107437
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Source: English Heritage
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