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Red Lion Hotel, Haltwhistle

Description: Red Lion Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 240744

OS Grid Reference: NY7077164109
OS Grid Coordinates: 370771, 564109
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9707, -2.4581

Location: Main Street, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9AB

Locality: Haltwhistle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE49 9AB

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Listing Text

NY 7064
(North side)
20/10 Red Lion Hotel

Hotel. Probably mid C15 pele tower with early-mid C18 wing; entire street
front refaced and refenestrated in late C18-early C19. Rubble (rendered and
painted on front), plain-tiled roofs and stone chimney stacks. Rectangular-
plan pele tower with wing on left. Slightly-projecting 3-storey pele tower:
one-bay street front and 2 bay returns; low plinth; sashes and casements in
architraves; loop at left (lighting mural stair) in later cable-moulded
surround; incised band beneath top storey; projecting panelled flat-coped
parapet on rendered corbels; pitched roof with blocked window; C18 corniced
lateral stack at right. 3-storey, 2-bay wing: low plinth; 4-panel door at
right in architrave with frieze and cornice; door under distyle Tuscan porch;
2-light windows in architraves with replaced sashes and casements (central
mullion removed from ground-floor windows); 3 round plaques on top storey
(fire-insurance mark on central plaque); panelled flat-coped parapet above
string; pitched roof with rebuilt stone left end stack. 2 cylindrical tapering
water-spouts on right return of pele-tower parapet. Exposed original corbels
and parapet on rear of pele tower. Interior: pele tower has 2-flight mural
stone stair in left return wall; stone fireplace on second floor with moulded
2-order segmental arch on corbels supporting massive lintel. Wing has 4-flight
dogleg staircase with ramped handrail and st$ck balusters; 2 pairs of upper
crucks halved and crossed at apex. Altered 2-storey wing on right of pele
tower and C19 rear additions are not of special interest. Though altered,
the pele tower is important as a rare urban survival.

Listing NGR: NY7077164109

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Source: English Heritage

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