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Bockenfield Farmhouse, Thirston

Description: Bockenfield Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 238197

OS Grid Reference: NZ1791597828
OS Grid Coordinates: 417915, 597828
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2743, -1.7196

Location: Thirston, Northumberland NE65 9QJ

Locality: Thirston
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9QJ

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Listing Text

NZ 19 NE
4/59 Farmhouse
House, c.1660 by Robert Trollope for the Heron family, incorporating earlier
fabric, C19 rear outshut. Front squared stone with dressings, returns large
rubble; slate roof. 2 storeys on cellars, 4 bays. Chamfered plinth; end
bays flanked by rusticated pilaster buttresses with pineapple finials just
below eaves. Central flush-panelled double doors in moulded flat-pointed arch
flanked by detached barley-sugar columns carrying pedimented entablature with
Heron arms. Above this a blocked circular window in cable-moulded surround,
surmounted by raised lozenge-shaped block. Blocked 2-light mullioned cellar
windows now partly buried. Three-light transomed windows with raised cable-
moulded surrounds to ground floor bay 2, bay 3 and 1st floor bay 4; varied
glazing. Other windows altered; that to ground floor bay 4 has C17 fireplace
re-used as surround. Coped gables; stepped and corniced end stacks. Returns
show earlier walling and blocked square chamfered windows to 1st floor.
Interior; dog-leg stair with closed string, column balusters and plain domed
handrail. Blocked 2-light mullioned window to stair.

Listing NGR: NZ1791597828

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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