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Ouston House, Plenmeller with Whitfield

Description: Ouston House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240300

OS Grid Reference: NY7769152874
OS Grid Coordinates: 377691, 552874
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8701, -2.3491

Location: Plenmeller with Whitfield, Northumberland NE47 8DG

Locality: Plenmeller with Whitfield
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 8DG

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Listing Text


Ouston House


Former farmhouse now divided into 2 dwellings. House late C18, altered later
C19, extended and tower built 1938. House squared stone with ashlar front;
tower rubble with cut quoins and dressings, largely re-used from the former
Ninebanks Mill; some dressings from St. Peter's Church in Newcastle. Slate
roof. House 2 storeys, 4 bays, the left bay an addition of 1938. 12-pane
sash windows, with projecting sills, ground floor 2nd and 3rd sashes renewed,
the latter in former door position. Tooled and margined dressings largely
re-tooled when the house was faced with ashlar in the mid C19. Copy sashes
in left bay. Projecting eaves on wooden brackets. Stepped stone right end
stack, ridge stack (originally left end) rebuilt in brick on old base. To
left set slightly forward, 3-storey tower with mullioned windows and parapet
with moulded cornice (c.f. Ninebanks Tower). Rear elevation has 12-pane sashes
and gabled later C19 wing. Interior has 6-panel doors, panelled shutters,
fireplace with chamfered stone surround, simple stair with grip handrail and
stick balusters.

Listing NGR: NY7769152874

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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