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Shildon House, Blanchland

Description: Shildon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240395

OS Grid Reference: NY9606751093
OS Grid Coordinates: 396067, 551093
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8546, -2.0628

Location: Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SS

Locality: Blanchland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: DH8 9SS

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Listing Text

NY 95 SE NY 961511
15/28 Shildon House


House, C17 or earlier remodelled in early C19. Coursed rubble with some areas
of very large stones; C20 grey tile roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays, slightly irregular.
Central renewed door sharing timber lintel with 16-pane sash on right; other
windows 12-pane sashes mostly with timber lintels. End stacks, the left rebuilt
on older brick base, the right C18 brick, with cornice. Both returns show evidence
of former attached houses. Outshut to rear.
The western two bays have walls 0.9 metre thick and may have been part of a bastle;
in the C19 the enlarged house was the mine manager's residence. Shildon House,
Cottage (q.v.) and the later keeper's house survive from what was a considerable
mining settlement in the C19. Shildon Mines were worked as early as the C15.

Listing NGR: NY9606751093

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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