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New High Town (Comprising Blairochil; Burnlaw; Numbers 3 and 4; Archway Cottage; Melkridge House and, Melkridge

Description: New High Town (Comprising Blairochil; Burnlaw; Numbers 3 and 4; Archway Cottage; Melkridge House and

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240784

OS Grid Reference: NY7391963907
OS Grid Coordinates: 373919, 563907
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9691, -2.4089

Location: A69, Melkridge, Northumberland NE49 0LY

Locality: Melkridge
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE49 0LY

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Listing Text

NY 76 SW
(South side, off)
Melkridge Village
16/56 New High Town
Blairochil; Burnlaw;
Nos. 3 and 4;
Archway Cottage;
Melkridge House and
Oakland Nurseries)

Former brewery now terrace of 7 houses (Archway Cottage is 2 flats). Early
C19 with alterations. Coursed rubble and dressings with patches of render on
west range; stone-flagged, concrete-tiled and slate roofs; stone and brick
chimneys. L-plan with added range on rear of Oakland Nurseries. 2 storeys.
South range: each house 3 bays; Archway Cottage at west has elliptical archway;
Melkridge House in centre has 6-panel door and 5-pane overlight in pedimented
stone surround flanked by canted stone bay windows with cornice; Oakland
Nurseries has identical door and surround; 12-pane sashes elsewhere; continuous
steeply-pitched roof with 2 ridge stacks. West range from north to south:
Blairochil; Burnlaw; Nos. 3 and 4; part of Archway Cottage; 10 altered and
scattered openings on ground floor and 6 above; similar roof and chimney details.
2-storey range of former farmbuildings on rear of Oakland Nurseries has 7 ground-
floor openings, 4 above and a low-pitched roof. Occupies important site in

Listing NGR: NY7391963907

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Source: English Heritage

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