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Lesbury House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lesbury, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3976 / 55°23'51"N

Longitude: -1.6322 / 1°37'56"W

OS Eastings: 423390

OS Northings: 611583

OS Grid: NU233115

Mapcode National: GBR K610.FX

Mapcode Global: WHC1L.WLXG

Entry Name: Lesbury House

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236978

Location: Lesbury, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Lesbury

Built-Up Area: Lesbury

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Lesbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 2311 LESBURY A 1068
(East side)
Lesbury

19/88 Lesbury House

II

House, c.1800 incorporating earlier C18 rear wing; major extensions by Browne
family in mid-C19. Front and left return ashlar, diagonally-tooled on ground
floor and vertically-tooled above. Other parts squared tooled stone. Welsh
slate roofs. Older part L-plan; mid-C19 east extension has rear wings
enclosing stable yard.

South elevation. Main block 2 storeys, 5 bays, slightly asymmetric. Plinth,
sill bands. 3 steps up to right-of-centre renewed fielded-panel door in
renewed surround with pilasters, moulded cornice and blocking course. 12-pane
sash windows. Moulded eaves cornice. Hipped roof with 2 stepped-and-corniced
ridge stacks. To right the single-storey 3-bay mid-C19 part with similar
detail and fenestration; coped right end gable with corniced stack. Main
block has similar 3-bay left return, except that central bay windows are blind;
set back to left is 4-bay rear wing showing varied fenestration including
paired 8-pane sashes under lintel with diamond-shaped keystones; left end bay
is C19 extension. Rear elevation of main block shows arched window, with
intersecting glazing bars, above 12-pane Yorkshire sash with external iron
bars.

Interior: Sitting room has original cornice with egg-and-dart and acanthus
ornament. Dog-leg stair with stick balusters, moulded and ramped handrail,
moulded newels and shaped tread ends. Two segmental-arched chamfered fireplaces
of early C18 kitchen in room adjacent to present kitchen. Sitting Room,
Library and Drawing Room have carved stone Adam fireplaces from Alnwick
Castle.

Listing NGR: NU2339011583

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