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Low Old Shield Farmhouse, Greenhead

Description: Low Old Shield Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240733

OS Grid Reference: NY6682066894
OS Grid Coordinates: 366820, 566894
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9955, -2.5201

Location: Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7JB

Locality: Greenhead
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7JB

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Listing Text

NY 66 NE
11/85 Low Old Shield

Bastle house now a farmhouse. Late C16-early C17 with c.1700 openings on front;
C19 outshut on rear. Coursed rubble; Welsh slate roof; stone and brick chimneys.
Original entry in left gable end. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Huge boulder plinth on
front and returns. Late C19 gabled stone porch with replaced door to left of
centre. Moulded Tudor-arched doorway with run-out stops on front wall inside
porch. 6-pane sash in C19 openings at ground-floor right. Replaced casements
elsewhere in fragmentary double-chamfered surrounds. Window on first-floor
right retains a chamfered stone mullion; possibly re-used Roman wall masonry to
right of this window. Roof has coped right gable. Left end stone stack with
top ledge; rebuilt brick right end stack. Blocked original doorway with
alternating jambs on gabled left return. Single-storey added rear outshut with
pent roof. Interior: 1.25-metre thick walls; both ground-floor rooms have
adzed ceiling beams of heavy scantling; chimney flue inserted in front of
original gable-end entry. Farmbuilding on right return is not of special

Listing NGR: NY6682066894

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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