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Garden Walls with Privy Wash House and Shed to East of the Rectory, Simonburn

Description: Garden Walls with Privy Wash House and Shed to East of the Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240831

OS Grid Reference: NY8706773601
OS Grid Coordinates: 387067, 573601
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0567, -2.2040

Location: Castle Lane, Simonburn, Northumberland NE48 3AP

Locality: Simonburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 3AP

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Listing Text

NY 8773
(West side, off)
19/147 Garden walls with
privy, wash house
and shed to east
of The Rectory

Garden walls with privy, wash house and shed. Mid-late C18 walls; early C19
buildings. Walls: squared sandstone; north and east walls have hand-made
brick inner faces in irregular English garden wall bond. Squared stone
buildings with Welsh slate roofs; lean-to shed has stone-flagged roof. Walls
enclose a square-plan garden; privy near south-west corner; wash house at
north-west corner; lean-to shed on centre of outer face of north wall.

Flat-coped walls. Tall c.35-metre long-double-skin north wall was formerly
heated by flues linked to 3 tiers of small segmental-headed coal furnaces,
now blocked but still visible on outer face; several battered abutments on
outer face. 45-metre long east wall has ramped up north section with 2
stepped buttresses. Lower 40-metre long south wall has rounded south-west
corner. Similar 30-metre long west wall has off-centre doorway with
alternating jambs is ramped up at junction with wash house.

Small privy, built inside garden on rear of raised section of wall, has
partly-glazed 6-panel door and wood seat with 3 openings. Single-storey, 3-
bay wash house: east bay in garden has 16-pane sash and slate roof with end
stack; other 2 bays are roofless. Single-storey, 2-bay lean-to shed on outer
face of north wall has 2 segmental arches and a low pent roof.

Later lean-to additions at north-east corner, on outer face of east wall
(i.e. to rear of Rectory Terrace) and short section of wall running from
south-east corner to Rectory Terrace are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NY8706773601

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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