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The Blackbird Inn, Ponteland

Description: The Blackbird Inn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238837

OS Grid Reference: NZ1653572993
OS Grid Coordinates: 416535, 572993
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0512, -1.7427

Location: N Road, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9PZ

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 9PZ

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Listing Text

NZ 1672 and 1673 (West side)

27/343 and 29/343 The Blackbird Inn


Formerly a manor house, now an inn. Medieval tower, altered and house added
mid C17 for Mark Errington. Restored early C20. Tower large random rubble with
stone slate roof. Attached house roughly-dressed stone and Welsh slate roof.
Old brick chimneys.

Tower, on left, has large projecting chimney to left with stone base rising to
2 tall brick shafts. To right a projecting 3-storey gabled frontispiece, blank
on ground floor and oversailing above on 2 large rounded corbels. Two 2-light
double-chamfered mullioned windows above, with strings rising to form hoodmoulds.
Gabled roof with kneelers

Between these projections a C20 door and, on 1st floor a 2-light window with
hoodmould and panel above inscribed M:E: for Mark Errington.

3-bay attached house to right has central gabled porch with round-headed door
in architrave. Stone slate roof. M.E. inscribed on lintel of original Tudor-
arched doorway within. Flanking canted bay windows and 2-light windows above
have double-chamfered surrounds. This detail is now all C19.

On left return 4-light mullioned windows with hoodmoulds on ground and first
floors. 2-light window above.

Interior of tower has tunnel-vaulted ground floor and a large C17 fireplace;
the lintel carved with crenellations.

Listing NGR: NZ1653572993

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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