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White Lea House and Adjacent Farmbuilding, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh

Description: White Lea House and Adjacent Farmbuilding

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240257

OS Grid Reference: NY7252149722
OS Grid Coordinates: 372521, 549722
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8416, -2.4294

Location: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh, Northumberland CA9 3NH

Locality: Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA9 3NH

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Listing Text


19/138 White Lea house and
adjacent farmbuilding


Bastle house, late C16 or early C17 altered later c17; farm building probably
late C18. House massive rubble with roughly-shaped quoins, stone dressings.
Farm building rubble with dressings, stone slate roofs. House 2 storeys,
irregular fenestration. Central boarded door with alternating jambs; to left
C20 window, to right 2-light window with ovolo-section mullion and old iron
bars, lintel inscribed 'N : L : K : L : APR : 1682' between stylised foliage.
1st floor has a small slit and 2 small windows in chamfered surrounds, the
left,set within the blocking of an earlier 1st floor door, retains its old
iron bar. Old stone gable stacks, that to left heightened when the farm building
was built. Farm building to left has 2 doorways with alternating jambs. 2
ground-floor boarded doors to farm building, that to right in old chamfered
surround, loading door above and to right. Interior of farm building: blocked
byre door of original bastle visible, with chamfered surround. Original small
1st floor loop in rear wall of bastle now opens into later outshut.
A good example of a bastle house modified in the late C17 with a later farm
building providing byre and barn facilites.

Listing NGR: NY7252149722

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Source: English Heritage

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