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Description: Farmhouse and Adjacent Outbuildings at the Northern Farm, Old Town
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240181
OS Grid Reference: NY8142758210
OS Grid Coordinates: 381427, 558210
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9182, -2.2913
NY 85 NW ALLENDALE COLLIERY LANE (East side)
9/61 Farmhouse and adjacent
outbuildings at the
northern farm, Old Town
Range of bastle houses, late C16 or early C17, central section (the present
house) rebuilt early Cl9. House rubble with ashlar dressings, east bastle
large rubble, west bastle cyclopean rubble; slate roofs. House 2 storeys,
2 wide bays. Central projecting porch has door with 5 round-headed panels
under overlight, and open pedimented gable with heavy moulded kneelers. Left
bay has 16-pane sashes in moulded boxes, right bay has ground floor paired
casement in lugged raised stone surround with stop chamfers, 16-pane sash in
raised stone surround above. Left end stack ashlar, right end stack rendered.
Bastle to left 2 storeys, 2 bays, irregular; wall largely rebuilt with various
openings including 9-pane fixed window. Bastle to right 2 storeys, 2 bays,
irregular, much-patched wall with small windows. Right return, within later
outbuilding, shows central byre entrance of bastle with monolithic triangular
head. Left return shows central byre entrance with chamfered jambs and lintel.
Rear elevation of house rendered, long rear wing not of interest. Bastle to
left has boarded door and 9-pane fixed window above, with to left at mid-height
a heavy stone spout. Bastle to right has inserted cart entrance; wall rebuilt
above first floor level.
Ramm, McDowall. and Mercer 'Shielings and Bastles' HMSO 1970, 81.
Listing NGR: NY8142758210
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Source: English Heritage
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