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Merry Shield Farmhouse, Attached Cottage, Farmbuilding, House Occupied by Mr and Mrs Beattie and Gar, Broomley and Stocksfield

Description: Merry Shield Farmhouse, Attached Cottage, Farmbuilding, House Occupied by Mr and Mrs Beattie and Gar

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240475

OS Grid Reference: NZ0623461768
OS Grid Coordinates: 406234, 561768
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9505, -1.9042

Location: Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7NS

Locality: Broomley and Stocksfield
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE43 7NS

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

NZ 06 SE

1, 2, 3 and 4
Merryshields Cottages
and adjacent Farmbuildings

The entry shall be amended to read:-


5/102 Merry Shield Farmhouse,
attached cottage,
farmbuilding, house
occupied by
Mr & Mrs Beattie and
garden wall.


Farmhouse with attached cottage to north and farmbuilding range to east, linking
it with eastern house; garden wall attached to east of eastern house. Late C18
except for cottage extension mid C19. Rubble, with cut quoins and dressings; part
rendered; farmbuilding brick-lined; wall brick with stone plinth and coping.
Purple slate roof with stone copings and brick stacks.

Plan: originally a single near-symmetrical composition, but farmhouse extended to
north and cottage added to form L-shape. Long south front has 3-storey 1-bay ends
and 2-storey centre, blank except for door in modern glazed porch to eastern
house; and boarded central door in narrow-chamfered opening, with pitching door to
right and small window to left, where the farmhouse extends into the first bay of
the farmbuilding.

Left return shows main front of farmhouse, which incorporates 1-bay of the 2-
storey extension: 2 wide irregular bays with boarded door to cottage at left and
4-panel door to farmhouse at right, both under overlights; scattered 4-pane sashes
in this part. Original 3-storey farmhouse, 1 wide bay: tripartite sashes with
glazing bars on ground and first floors, keyed bunette above. Stone gable copings
on curved kneelers; stacks at right end and on ridge and left end of extension.

Right return shows eastern house similar to farmhouse, except that east wall is
rendered and first-floor window replaced, in its tripartite form, with casements.

Rear elevation shows pebbledash on cottage. Outbuilding 6 bays with angled stone
stair to loft door at left: 3 boarded doors and part-slatted openings.

Wall (the remnant of a large walled garden) runs north from north-east corner of
eastern house for about 30 metres and returns east for 2 metres at north end.
Flat slab coping.

Small brick and breeze-block extensions to rear of eastern house are not of


Listing NGR: NZ0623461768

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Source: English Heritage

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