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Cheswick House, Ancroft

Description: Cheswick House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237869

OS Grid Reference: NU0282646380
OS Grid Coordinates: 402826, 646380
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7109, -1.9566

Locality: Ancroft
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD15 2RL

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Listing Text

NU 04 NW

7/16 Cheswick House


Country house. 1859-62 by F.R. Wilson for William Crossman. Ashlar with
Welsh slate roof. Service wing rock-faced stone. Irregular plan. High
Victorian Gothic. 2 and 3 storeys. Entrance side is 4 sections each of 3
narrow bays.
The second section is a 3-storey tower: 6-panel door with fanlight and side
lights; on 1st floor round-headed windows and a balcony on large moulded
corbels, the parapet with pierced circles; 2nd floor has 3 similar windows,
with tracery with heads of sexfoil circles in the outer lights and an 8-
pointed star in the centre light; also a balcony with similar corbels, and
iron parapet. Tall top parapet with blank Romanesque arcading.
Flanking sections are cross gabled. They each have 3 round-headed windows on
the ground floor and 3 windows on 1st floor with similar tracery to tower.
In the gables are pierced quatrefoils surrounded by small circles.
Right section has 2-storey canted bay window with 3 round-headed windows on
ground floor. On 1st floor each light has tracery of 2 trefoils with 2
circles over;open arcaded parapet.
Steeply-pitched gabled roofs. Tall ridge and end stacks with little gabled
roofs over each chimney pot. On left return similar detail. On right return
a long 2-storey service wing with 12-pane sashes.

Listing NGR: NU0282646380

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Source: English Heritage

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