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Farmbuildings and Yard Walls to North of Home Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Cresswell, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2207 / 55°13'14"N

Longitude: -1.537 / 1°32'13"W

OS Eastings: 429554

OS Northings: 591927

OS Grid: NZ295919

Mapcode National: GBR K8Q2.1B

Mapcode Global: WHC2M.C1BK

Entry Name: Farmbuildings and Yard Walls to North of Home Farm

Listing Date: 18 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238150

Location: Cresswell, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Cresswell

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Cresswell and Lynemouth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

CRESSWELL CRESSWELL HOME FARM
NZ 29 SE
8/5 Farmbuildings and yard
walls to north of
Home Farmhouse
GV II

Planned farmbuildings, c.1830. Squared tooled stone with ashlar dressings; slate
roofs. Ranges around yard, open to south; yard divided into four, with central
detached loose box. North range in 3 parts: central barn 2 storeys, 3 wide bays;
central segmental arch flanked by slit vents; 3 windows above. Slightly-recessed
lower 2-storey side sections,each with 4-bay arcades; 7 windows above. Barn
interior shows flights of stone steps flanking central arch in north wall. West
range 1 storey, 8 bays; stable door in bay 2 to former smithy, boarded doors,
stepped and corniced brick ridge stack with ashlar dressings. East range 1 storey,
6 bays; boarded door and double doors. To rear pent shelter shed has 8 open bays
with round columns and timber lintels, linked at north to stable (q.v.). Loose
box has gabled front with double doors under segmental arch; yard walls with
monolithic gate piers, gabled coping and stone feeding troughs on internal faces.
Front wall recessed to right with pair of stone drinking troughs.

Rear elevation: central gable of projecting threshing barn with 2 tiers of 3
slit vents. Set back to right engine house with tower combining dovecote and
chimney; 3 stages, raised quoins, broad chamfered setback above first stage and
moulded strings above upper stages. External stone stair to 1st floor door; on
third stage 3 pigeon openings above an alighting band on each face. Interior
shows nesting boxes and internal stack.

All openings (except of the loose box) have raised and chamfered stone surrounds,
the doorways with alternating-block jambs and the windows with extended sills
and lintels; this includes the slit vents. Coped gables with kneelers, moulded
eaves courses.

A high-quality group of buildings, the dovecote/chimney especially unusual.
Partly derelict at the time of survey, some parts roofless.


Listing NGR: NZ2955491927

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