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Hopehead Farmhouse and Adjacent Buildings, Allendale

Description: Hopehead Farmhouse and Adjacent Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240230

OS Grid Reference: NY8306747349
OS Grid Coordinates: 383067, 547349
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8207, -2.2650

Location: Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9UU

Locality: Allendale
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 9UU

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Listing Text


21/110 Hopehead Farmhouse
and adjacent buildings


Bastle house late C16 or early C17, 2nd floor added late C17. Farmhouse and
barn to south-west C18 altered C19. Bastle rubble with roughly-shaped quoins,
C20 asbestos roof. House and barn rubble with cut quoins; stone slate roofs,
stone stacks. House 3 storeys, 2 wide bays. Groundflarhas inserted cart
entrance with timber lintel, flanked by blocked windows; 1st and 2nd floors
altered sashes. Barn to left 3 storeys, various openings. Bastle to right 3
storeys, 2 bays. 2nd floor has 2 square windows with chamfered surrounds, above
roof of later outbuilding. Recesses of 1st floor door and flanking windows
visible internally. Right return: bastle end wall has chamfered Tudor-arched
door with illegible lintel inscription. Rear elevation; house has outshut with
various openings. Bastle has small 1st floor window with chamfered surround;
to right enlarged ground-floor loop with inserted pitching door above. Interior
of bastle shows inserted C18 fireplaces and scar of earlier hood. Central
upper-cruck roof truss.

The bastle is one of the best preserved in Northumberland; the late C17
heightening is paralleled at Hole Bastle in Bellingham parish.

Listing NGR: NY8306747349

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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