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High Buston House

A Grade II Listed Building in Alnmouth, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3724 / 55°22'20"N

Longitude: -1.6352 / 1°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 423217

OS Northings: 608776

OS Grid: NU232087

Mapcode National: GBR K609.SY

Mapcode Global: WHC1S.V7J8

Entry Name: High Buston House

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236900

Location: Alnmouth, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnmouth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Warkworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 20 NW ALNMOUTH HIGH BUSTON

10/10 High Buston House
31.12.69
GV II

House, c.1780 but probably incorporating older fabric. Squared stone; Welsh
slate roof. Rectangular villa with two rear wings joined by single-storey
range to enclose small courtyard. South front 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical.
Chamfered plinth, sill bands. Central old half-glazed door in C19 surround
with engaged columns, cornice and pediment. 12-pane sash windows. Tall
hipped roof with 2 axial corniced stacks on ridge. Similar right return 2 + 2
bays, the lower right part a rear wing with hip-ended roof and end stack.
Left return 2 + 2 bays. Main block similar except that windows in right bay
are blind; lower wing to left has central blocked door with inserted windows,
16-pane sashes in right bay and 12-pane sash under blind window to left;
hip-ended roof with stepped-and-corniced ridge stack. Rear elevation:
Single-storey 3-bay north range has central passageway and slightly-projecting
end bays with 16-pane sashes; hipped roof. To right an old pump in stone
housing with smoothed roof and ceramic trough. Above and behind, in north
wall of main block, is an arched stair window holding 12-pane sash with
intersecting head.

Interior: Doors of 6 fielded panels. Panelled shutters. Sitting room has
fireplace of c.1900 with older Delft tiles, probably Dutch; acanthus cornice.
Dining room has foliage cornice. Panelled round arch from hall to stair, with
inserted mid-C19 glazed screen. Open-well stair with stick balusters, moulded
handrail and shaped tread ends. Irregular spacing and thicknesses of ground
floor hall walls suggest older fabric.

Listing NGR: NU2321708776

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