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The Manor Office, Hexham

Description: The Manor Office

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239106

OS Grid Reference: NY9369864082
OS Grid Coordinates: 393698, 564082
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9713, -2.1000

Location: Hallgate, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1XD

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Hexham Manor Office (or gaol), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

1. (North East Side)
The Manor Office
NY 9364 1/4 2.10.51.


Circa 1330 for Archbishop Melton of York. Built as a gaol, which it remained
until mid C19. 3 storey rectangular building with set-offs to each floor.
Range of 64 large triple roll corbels for former machicolations. Roof at present
leaded. Built partly of Roman dressed stones. Original windows small, trefoil
headed with bars. Later insertions are 3 or 4 light lancets, 2 to east, 1
to north and 1 to south. Central entrance to west with recent pointed arch;
former entrance to partly dismantled newel stair to left now blocked and replaced
by a 2 light trefoil headed window. 3 windows on 1st floor, above entrance,
later insertions 2 light with mullions. Interior considerably altered by addition
of axial east-west staircase in C19. Ground floor vaulted. A.M.

The Manor Office, together with Nos 15 to 19 (consec), Hall Bank House, bankhead and
Manor Cottage and Archway form a group of which Nos 15 and 16 gate are of local

Listing NGR: NY9369864082

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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