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House Adjacent to Abbey Gatehouse, Blanchland

Description: House Adjacent to Abbey Gatehouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240401

OS Grid Reference: NY9656350366
OS Grid Coordinates: 396563, 550366
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8481, -2.0550

Location: Clap Shaw, Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SR

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

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Listing Text

NY 9650
24/34 House adjacent to
Abbey Gatehouse (formerly listed as House to west of
Post Office.

GV 1

House, formerly monastic outer court building, possibly almonry. Probably C13,
heightened late Clslearly C16; outshut to rear mid-C18. Rubble, 2nd floor large
squared blocks in irregular courses; stone slate roof. South elevation 3 storeys,
3 narrow bays. 6-panel door with 2-pane overlight in bay 1, paired late C19
sashes to right, that in bay 3 under earlier keyed segmental arch. Small 4-pane
sashes to 1st floor, the central set in former doorway with cut-back shouldered
arch. 2nd floor has 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould and small window to
right, pent-roofed garderobe projection to left. Low-pitched roof with coped
left gable, stone stack on rear slope. Rear elevation: blocked doorways; windows
include a 9-pane sash in stone surround.
Interior: First-floor room, extending above Post Office, has C15 fireplace with
chamfered monolithic lintel carried on shaped corbels; lintel retains remains of
painted black-letter inscription. Blocked door on west has chamfered jambs and
cut-back shouldered head. 2nd floor room shows chamfered doorway to former
garderobe, now cupboard, and 2 C15/16 roof trusses: chamfered cambered ties
support heavy square-set ridge and trenched purlins.

Listing NGR: NY9655750365

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Source: English Heritage

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