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Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office, Blanchland

Description: Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240400

OS Grid Reference: NY9656950369
OS Grid Coordinates: 396569, 550369
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8481, -2.0549

Location: B6306, Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SR

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

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Listing Text

NY 9650
24/33 Abbey Gatehouse with
Post Office


Abbey Gatehouse. C15, incorporating earlier fabric, remodelled c.1753. Rubble
with dressings; flat lead roof. South elevation: 2 storeys, 2 wide bays. Right
bay has segmental-arched gateway, left bay has vertical-panelled door with
overlight in hollow-chamfered surround with hoodmould (jambs incised T /M )
flanked by small-paned shop windows under ogee arcbes with hoodmoulds; right
window has integral V.R. letterbox. 1st floor has 6-light window with king
mullion and 2-light window to right, both with hoodmoulds. Chamfered string
below moulded embattled parapet. Right return shows C19 external stair to boarded
door in chamfered elliptical-arched surround (1753 incised on jamb); garderobe
projection on right with chamfered loop. Rear (external) elevation shows similar
gateway arch with hollow chamfer; small sash windows above with hollow-chamfered
surrounds and hoodmoulds.
Interior: Gate passage and adjacent chamber (Post Office) both barrel-vaulted.
1st floor room in west bay is now part of adjacent house (q.v.). 1st floor of
gatehouse, formerly a single large chamber, may have been a court-room; chamfered
doorway to garderobe.

Listing NGR: NY9656750368

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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