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Deerkeepers Cottage, Meldon

Description: Deerkeepers Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238343

OS Grid Reference: NZ1153785153
OS Grid Coordinates: 411537, 585153
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1606, -1.8205

Location: Meldon, Northumberland NE61 3QL

Locality: Meldon
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 3QL

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Listing Text

NZ 18 NW NZ 11538515
Deerkeeper's Cottage
10/111 (formerly listed as
Doorkeeper's Cottage
20.10.69 in Meldon Park)
Deerkeeper's cottage, late C17 or early C18. Rubble with dressings, slate
roof. 2 1/2 storeys, 1 bay. Central doorway with flat-pointed head in square
frame, now blocked with later window inserted. Flanking 2-light mullioned
windows with hoodmoulds, that to left largely cut away by inserted door.
3-light mullioned window to 1st floor, narrow window above, both with hoodmoulds.
Coped flat-topped gable carries central diagonally-set brick stack. Contemporary
lean-to to right with boarded door and reverse-stepped coping. Left return:
blocked door and two heavy moulded corbels for roof of removed outshut, moulded
string above broken by projecting stone spout below sill of 3-light mullioned
window with hoodmould, side lights blocked. Right return: 4-pane casement in
low outshut, below a blocked 3-light mullioned window. Rear elevation: blocked
doors, one with flat-pointed head in square frame at mid-height in wall, breaking
moulded string. Coped flat-topped gable with moulded stone bracket carrying
outer angle of diagonally-set brick stack.

Interior: 1st floor south-east corner, fireplace on corbel visible from ground
floor; moulded surround with flat-pointed arch in square frame. C19 ground-
floor fireplace in opposite corner. Old stone bowl in internal sill of 1st
floor west window. Principal-rafter roof truss with collar; 2 levels of heavy

"A crack specimen of the architecture of the seventeenth century" (Hodgson).

Listing NGR: NZ1153785153

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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