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Old Cottage and Adjacent Ruin, Meldon

Description: Old Cottage and Adjacent Ruin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238348

OS Grid Reference: NZ1497286136
OS Grid Coordinates: 414972, 586136
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1693, -1.7665

Location: Newton Underwood, Meldon, Northumberland NE61 3QP

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

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Listing Text

NZ 18 NW NZ 14978613
lO/ll5 Old cottage and adjacent
ruin(previously listed as
20.10.69 Newton Underwood Tower)
Ruins probably medieval; cottage C18. Squared stone; pantile roof. Cottage
2 low storeys, 3 bays, irregular. Right-of-centre vertical-panelled door
flanked by Yorkshire sashes, that to left having lost its carpentry as have
3 small windows directly beneath the eaves. Brick end stacks. To left
outbuilding has cart entrance and door with timber lintels. To right, slightly
set forward, ruined wall 2m. thick with large semicircular arch; roughly-shaped
voussoirs. Left and right returns of cottage and outbuilding show reverse-
stepped gables. Rear elevation; outshut to cottage, to left ruined wall of
large rectangular blocks.

The ruined structure, formerly known as the 'Old Walls' does not appear to
have been a conventional tower house. Hodgson wrote (Part II, Vol II, 72)
that c.1800 there were two similar arches adjoining .... on the east.

Listing NGR: NZ147286136

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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