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Holy Island Cottage, Hexham

Description: Holy Island Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239156

OS Grid Reference: NY9334464351
OS Grid Coordinates: 393344, 564351
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9737, -2.1055

Location: Gilesgate, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3QL

Locality: Hexham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 3QL

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Listing Text

5334 No 2
(Holy Island Cottage)
NY 9363 1/29 2.10.51.


Dated 1657. 2 storeys and attic. 4 windows 1st floor. Rubble with strings
over ground and 1st floors and kneelers to verges of slate roof. Beam ends
to floors exposed. Glazing bar windows 1st floor replacing former fenestration
which was similar to ground floor. Latter has 2,4,2 and 4 light mullioned windows.
2 gabled 4 light dormers with kneelers. Doorway right of centre, 4 centred
arched head with raised string. Lintel carved "T.K.B. over "1657". 3 later
brick chimneys. 2nd floor also lit from north gable end. Rear: steps to centre
of 1st floor. Interior: on ground floor in south room a very wide fireplace
with moulded reveals, lintel cracked and repaired. 3 upper crucks
on 2nd floor with peg supported purlins. Small door on 2nd floor with hammered
decorative patterns and moulding.

Nos 1 and 2 Holy Island form a group together with Nos 45 to 49 (odd) Gilesgate and
Giles Place (Nos 1 to 5) Giles Place (Nos 1 to 5) are of local interest.

Listing NGR: NY9334264356

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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