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Garden Wall Between Garden Cottage and Duke's House, Hexham

Description: Garden Wall Between Garden Cottage and Duke's House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 May 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 239081

OS Grid Reference: NY9529763078
OS Grid Coordinates: 395297, 563078
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9623, -2.0750

Location: Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1RB

Locality: Hexham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 1RB

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Listing Text

5334 Garden wall between
Garden Cottage and
Duke's House
NY 9563 9/224A


Circa 1873. Rubble wall. About 150 yds long and approximately 7 to 10 ft.
high. Gateway at west end adjoining stables to Garden Cottage: rock faced
ashlar gate piers with balls above. Close to this, the wall incorporates the
remains of an earlier house, said to be where the Duke of Somerset took refuge
after the Battle of Linnells Bridge 1464.
East of this is another gateway with a solid moulded ashlar doorway with a
modillion cornice and crested capping above.
The gateway to Duke's House is wide and flanked by S-curved walls: ashlar piers
with pyramidal caps and crenellated cresting. The wall extends further east
to the back garden gate to Duke's House: a tall gabled gateway with a blind
trefoil in gable above ogee headed doorway. Wall stepped up to gable.

Listing NGR: NY9529763078

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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