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Latitude: 54.8476 / 54°50'51"N
Longitude: -1.8825 / 1°52'56"W
OS Eastings: 407643
OS Northings: 550319
OS Grid: NZ076503
Mapcode National: GBR HD9D.71
Mapcode Global: WHC46.1FV2
Entry Name: Allensford Mill Farmhouse and Adjacent Outbuildings
Listing Date: 18 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045297
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240600
Location: Shotley Low Quarter, Northumberland, DH8
Civil Parish: Shotley Low Quarter
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Shotley St John
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
SHOTLEY LOW QUARTER A68 (East Side)
NZ 05 SE (Allensford)
Farmhouse and adjacent
House and outbuilding, C17 and C18. C17 part rubble with dressings and
large quoins; C18 part coursed rubble with dressings; C2Q grey tile roofs.
2 storeys, 3 + 1 bays, irregular. Taller C17 rightbay has 2-light
chamfered mullioned windows;the lower altered, with C20 glazing; coped
gables with moulded kneelers, stepped and corniced end stacks. C18 part
has renewed door to right of C18 stone-surround window; similar window
above (glazing renewed). Left part (outbuilding) has boarded door in alternating-
block surround and slit vents, with 2 stone-surround windows holding old 6-
pane casements above. Left gable coped with moulded kneelers and reduced
stack,stepped and corniced ridge stack. Right return shows stepped plinth,
chamfered window and slit to ground floor and chamfered attic window. Rear
elevation: north bay (outbuilding ) has contemporary outshut with
external stone stair alongside to old 4-panel door into 1st floor room.
Interior: C17 part has heavy roughly-chamfered 1st floor beams and C18
fireplace on south. Corbels for external stack at north and exposed
alongside present stair. Blocked 2-light mullioned window visible from C19
outshut. Transverse chamfered beams in C18 part.
The earlier part of the house maybea bastle remodelled in the late C17
or early C18. At a later date it became the Belsay Castle Inn (licence
held until 1869), and the upper room in the outbuilding served as a
nonconformist chapel, probably Baptist. Outbuilding to far left not of
Listing NGR: NZ0764350319
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