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Redesmouth House and Redesmouth House Cottage, Bellingham

Description: Redesmouth House and Redesmouth House Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239418

OS Grid Reference: NY8625681969
OS Grid Coordinates: 386256, 581969
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1319, -2.2171

Location: Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2ER

Locality: Bellingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 2ER

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Listing Text


6/37 Redesmouth House and
Redesmouth House Cottage


House of several builds: possibly C16, early-mid C17, C18 and early-mid C19.
Entrance front ashlar, the rest rubble. Welsh slate roofs. Irregular plan.
The oldest part, now largely a separate cottage, suggests a hall range, and
the C17 part an added cross-wing. Beyond this an C18 block was added; then in
the C19 the house was turned back to front and a long front range masked the
two earlier sections: 2 storeys, 4 bays. In second bay a door with margined
overlight + triple keystone. Later C19 canted bay to left. Other windows 12-
pane sashes with projecting cills. Deep eaves, fancy bargeboard on left return
gable; 3 corniced stone stacks.

Rear elevation: at left the old 2-storey, 3-bay range shows huge quoins and a
boulder plinth. Wide, off-centre door in slightly-chamfered alternating-block
surround. Yorkshire sashes and a small monolith window; small, blocked upper
windows. Imposing gabled cross-wing of 2½ storeys has, on first floor, a cross
window, with low-set transom, in cable-moulded surround. Similar ground-floor
window has lost its cross; and top window has no transom. Set-back early C18
right section has a round-arched staircase window. Traces of C18 refenestration
of the cross-wing can be seen on left return and inside. Windows generally
early C19 sashes with glazing bars. Steeply pitched roofs to older parts. Cross-
wing has large central stone stack with 4 brick shafts; old part has C19 tall
corniced brick end chimneys.

Interior: 2 early C18 stone fireplaces with bolection mouldings, pulvinated
friezes and cornices. Many 2-panelled doors in rear wing, and 6-panelled doors
and internal shutters in C19 block. Early C19 staircase with wreathed handrail.
Back stair has C17 handrail but C18 and C19 balusters. Old roof timbers with
collar-beam trusses and curved principals in rear wing.

Listing NGR: NY8625681969

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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