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Farmbuildings and Yard Walls to North of Home Farm, Cresswell

Description: Farmbuildings and Yard Walls to North of Home Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 238150

OS Grid Reference: NZ2955491927
OS Grid Coordinates: 429554, 591927
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2207, -1.5370

Location: Cresswell, Northumberland NE61 5UL

Locality: Cresswell
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 5UL

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Listing Text

NZ 29 SE
8/5 Farmbuildings and yard
walls to north of
Home Farmhouse

Planned farmbuildings, c.1830. Squared tooled stone with ashlar dressings; slate
roofs. Ranges around yard, open to south; yard divided into four, with central
detached loose box. North range in 3 parts: central barn 2 storeys, 3 wide bays;
central segmental arch flanked by slit vents; 3 windows above. Slightly-recessed
lower 2-storey side sections,each with 4-bay arcades; 7 windows above. Barn
interior shows flights of stone steps flanking central arch in north wall. West
range 1 storey, 8 bays; stable door in bay 2 to former smithy, boarded doors,
stepped and corniced brick ridge stack with ashlar dressings. East range 1 storey,
6 bays; boarded door and double doors. To rear pent shelter shed has 8 open bays
with round columns and timber lintels, linked at north to stable (q.v.). Loose
box has gabled front with double doors under segmental arch; yard walls with
monolithic gate piers, gabled coping and stone feeding troughs on internal faces.
Front wall recessed to right with pair of stone drinking troughs.

Rear elevation: central gable of projecting threshing barn with 2 tiers of 3
slit vents. Set back to right engine house with tower combining dovecote and
chimney; 3 stages, raised quoins, broad chamfered setback above first stage and
moulded strings above upper stages. External stone stair to 1st floor door; on
third stage 3 pigeon openings above an alighting band on each face. Interior
shows nesting boxes and internal stack.

All openings (except of the loose box) have raised and chamfered stone surrounds,
the doorways with alternating-block jambs and the windows with extended sills
and lintels; this includes the slit vents. Coped gables with kneelers, moulded
eaves courses.

A high-quality group of buildings, the dovecote/chimney especially unusual.
Partly derelict at the time of survey, some parts roofless.

Listing NGR: NZ2955491927

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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