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The Dower House East and the Dower House West, Broomhaugh and Riding

Description: The Dower House East and the Dower House West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240422

OS Grid Reference: NZ0145861710
OS Grid Coordinates: 401458, 561710
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9500, -1.9788

Location: A695, Broomhaugh and Riding, Northumberland NE44 6HR

Locality: Broomhaugh and Riding
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE44 6HR

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Listing Text

NZ 0161 (North side)

22/55 The Dower House East
and The Dower House West


House with early C17 core (possibly a bastle) enlarged and remodelled mid-
and later C18 as dower house of Styford Estate, altered C19. Rubble except
for squared stone at west end of north-west wing; south front rendered;
stone slate roof to main range, slate roofs to rear. South front 2 storeys,
7 bays, irregular. Renewed door between bays 5 and 6, blocked door in bay 7;
windows mostly sashes which have lost their glazing bars; 1st floor tromp
l'oeil window to bay 7. Coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped stone
stacks to left end and ridge (3). Left return: set forward to left 2-bay
end of north-west wing with rusticated quoins, chamfered plinth and sill
strings. 12-pane sashes in architraves; central 8-pane attic sash in
raised stone surround; coped gable with kneelers.
Rear elevation shows gable end of mid-C18 stair wing (round-headed 12-pane
sash with radial glazing in head, in surround with raised imposts and
keystone) set back between later C18 north-west wing to right and pair of
gabled late C181early C19 wings to left.
Interior: Dower House West has stair with open string, stick balusters and
ramped moulded handrail; moulded newels and carved tread ends. Drawing room
in north-west wing has dentil cornice and 6-panel doors in panelled architraves.
Dower House East shows 0.9 metre thick walls (bays 4 to 6 of main range),
old chamfered beams and C18 fireplace with decorative cast-iron door to baking
oven and round-arched recess for set pot.

Listing NGR: NZ0145861710

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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