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Higham Dykes, Ponteland

Description: Higham Dykes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238794

OS Grid Reference: NZ1337075285
OS Grid Coordinates: 413370, 575285
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0719, -1.7921

Location: A696, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0DH

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0DH

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Listing Text

NZ 17 NW
11/303 Higham Dykes


House. Late C17 extended late C18 or early C19. Brick in English Garden Wall
Bond. Graduated Lakeland slate roof. Double-span main block with lower wing
projecting to rear forming L-plan.

Front is in 2 sections. Main block: 2 storeys plus attics, 5 bays. 4 moulded
steps up to 2-leaf half-glazed door in late C18 wood surround with attached Tuscan
columns, dentil cornice and pediment. Long narrow windows in thin roll-moulded
wood surrounds with projecting sills and wedge lintels. Ground floor has renewed
2-pane sashes, 12-pane sashes above. 1st floor string. Steeply-pitched roof
with Flemish gables and 5 segment-headed dormers with 12-pane casements. End

East wing, recessed on right return, is contiguous with rear span and is in
different and later brick. 3 windows. On ground floor small irregular later
windows. Stone 1st floor sill band and 12-pane sashes in similar surrounds to
main block, possibly re-used from rear. Gabled roof with early C19 Flemish
gable on right. 3 dormers.

Rear facade is irregular. In the centre the original narrow stair projection
with tall round-headed window, band and Flemish gable. Round this the rear span
was built in several stages. It has 12-pane sashes to right and 16-pane sashes
to left. Early C20 brick porch with shaped gable. Lower service wing to left
is also of several builds. 3 C19 Flemish gables.

Interior: late C19 imitation C17 staircase. An Art Nouveau fireplace with 7
painted gesso figures representing the arts and abstract virtues. Several
2-panelled doors, including one impressive former external door in kitchen.
Stout ceiling beams in kitchen.

Listing NGR: NZ1337075285

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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