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Aydon House, Corbridge

Description: Aydon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239868

OS Grid Reference: NZ0078865982
OS Grid Coordinates: 400788, 565982
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9884, -1.9892

Location: B6321, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5PL

Locality: Corbridge
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE45 5PL

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Listing Text

NZ 06 NW
6/107 Aydon House


House, dated 1727 with initials I H (partly hidden by ivy) on door surround,
altered and extended 1885 by Sept. Oswald & Son for C.A.P. Reed. Squared stone
with ashlar dressings; Westmorland slate roof. Rectangular 1727 range has
parallel rear wing and east wing of 1885, the latter replacing a C17 house.
South (garden) front in 2 parts: Old house to left 3 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical
Plinth, 1st and 2nd floor bands. Central half-glazed door in raised roll-moulded
surround; C19 plate glass sashes to ground and 1st floors, in older openings
with wedge lintels grooved to imitate voussoirs. Shortened 2nd-floor sashes in
centre and end bays only. Coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped-and-
corniced end stacks. To right, lower east wing in similar style 2 storeys, 4
bays. Half glazed door in bay 3; coped right gable with moulded kneelers and
finial, stepped-and-corniced ridge stack. To far right, attached gable end of
single-storey boilerhouse,with 12-pane sash and stepped-and-corniced ridge stack,

Left return shows 5-bay wooden verandah of 1885 with turned columns and 4-centred
arches. Set forward to left, gable end of rear wing has 2-storey bow window
with plate-glass sashes; 2nd floor has 2 4-pane sashes with round window above,
all in raised moulded surrounds. Rear elevation shows projecting flat-roofed
porch with moulded cornice; timber loggia to right has 5 steps up to basket-
arched entrance flanked by 3-bay dwarf arcades with turned columns and round
arches, above walls with moulded coping.

Interior; doorway with broad-chamfered surround at east end of old block may
be remnant of C17 house. Good early C18 dogleg stair, with closed strings,
turned balusters and moulded handrail, ex-situ in rear wing.

Listing NGR: NZ0078865982

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Source: English Heritage

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