Description: Low Ardley Farmhouse and Adjacent Farmbuildings
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 240562
OS Grid Reference: NY9082658776
OS Grid Coordinates: 390826, 558776
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9236, -2.1447
HEXHAMSHIRE LOW ARDLEY
NY 95 NW NY 908587
8/192 Low Ardley Farmhouse
House incorporating possibly C16 bastle or tower, remodelled and enlarged C18,
altered C19 and C20. Farmbuildings early C19. House rubble, earliest part
large rubble with megalithic quoins, farmbuildings rubble with tooled-and-
margined quoins and dressings; slate roofs. House T-plan; L-plan range of
farmbuildings, with gingang on west, attached to north end of house cross-wing.
South elevation in 2 parts: Projecting gabled cross-wing on left with C20
casements (the upper in older doorway opening), coped gable with moulded
kneelers and finial. 2-storey, 2-bay block to right has 2 late C19 4-pane
sash windows above C20 glazed conservatory. Right gable coped with moulded
kneelers; stepped and corniced ridge and right end stacks. Left return shows
former 3-light mullioned window (1 mullion removed) with C20 glazing but old
moulded label, blocked slit to right and late C19 4-pane sash above; stepped
and corniced left end stack. To left farmbuilding range with projecting
round-ended gingang; boarded openings with timber lintels, conical roof.
Roof of main range hipped to left.
Interior; house cross-wing has very thick walls (2 metres on north). Almost
square in plan, it may be the remains of a tower or an early bastle.
Listing NGR: NY9082658776
Source: English Heritage
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