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Description: Cornhill House
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 238004
OS Grid Reference: NT8555739246
OS Grid Coordinates: 385557, 639246
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6465, -2.2310
NT 83 NE
9/37 Cornhill House
House. Probably late C16 or early C17, remodelled and extended early and mid
C18. Nursery wing added early C19 and extended mid C19. Roughcast with
painted stone surrounds to doors and windows; Welsh slate roof, brick chimneys.
Irregular plan. 3 storeys and 2 storeys in different parts.
East (garden) front in 3 sections. In the centre the gable end of the original
building has one 12-pane sash on ground floor and one small square window in
the attic; crow-stepped gable. Left early C18 section incorporating older
masonry: 2 storeys, 3 bays; C19 12-pane sashes. Right early C18 section has
irregular openings: Victorian canted bay window on ground floor; above three
12-pane sashes and one 6-pane sash, all with thick glazing bars. Very steeply-
pitched roofs with raised coping and kneelers. C19 chimneys.
Right return: C18 wing projects to left. Right of that 3-bay south front of
original building has 12-pane sashes with thick glazing bars.
Rear facade has gable end of original building to left with small square attic
window and crow-stepped gable. Early C19 Nursery wing to right has tripartite
doorway to left then a recessed section with elaborate iron balcony in front.
Interior: original house has walls c.3 ft. thick. Dining room has mid-C18
panelling and plaster modillion cornice, 2 doorways with pulvinated friezes
and cornices. Small drawing room has C18 panelling and stone fireplace with
eared architrave. 3-storey stair round oval well: cut string, shaped tread
ends, turned balusters with square knops and moulded and ramped handrail.
In the attic an early Cl7 stone fireplace with geometric patterns in the
lintel. Passageway on 1st floor has 2 round arches with heavily-moulded
archivolts, imposts and keystones.
Described as "the ancient seat of the Collingwoods" by Mackenzie.
Mackenzie : Northumberland : Newcastle : 1825.
Listing NGR: NT8555739246
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