Description: Stone Gappe
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324462
OS Grid Reference: SD9679245751
OS Grid Coordinates: 396792, 445751
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9079, -2.0503
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SD 94 NE LOTHERSDALE LOTHERSDALE ROAD
6/83 Stone Gappe (formerly
listed under Glusburn
House, 1725 (on chimneystack). For William Bawdwen. Hammer dressed stone with
hipped stone slate roof. Three storeys and five bays, symmetrical around canted
triple bay. Two string courses which ramp up to chamfered quoins. Heavy cornice.
The windows have architraves to ground floor, plain stone surrounds above, and
are sashed without glazing bars. To right hand gable wall is small semioctagonal
porch with round-headed doorway and 2 tripartite square stone mullion windows
which have sashes. To rear wall round-headed stair window, sashed with all glazing
bars, and a double chamfered stone mullion window (lacking mullion) with hollow
outer chamfer. Two chimneys, one with blind arcading, the date and "WMB". Inside
the house has been altered but retains a stair of 2 flights with heavy closed
string, moulded handrail, turned balusters and panelled newels. Main stair has
cantilevered stone treads, cast iron balusters and continuous handrail. C19.
The house appears in Jane Eyre as Gateshead Hall. Charlotte Bronte was a governess
Listing NGR: SD9679245751
Source: English Heritage
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