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Langleeford Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Earle, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4915 / 55°29'29"N

Longitude: -2.082 / 2°4'55"W

OS Eastings: 394913

OS Northings: 621964

OS Grid: NT949219

Mapcode National: GBR F4XY.19

Mapcode Global: WH9ZV.Z7QJ

Entry Name: Langleeford Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237599

Location: Earle, Northumberland, NE71

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Earle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Kirknewton St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 92 NW EARLE HARTHOPE VALLEY


11/23 Langleeford Farmhouse


GV II


House. Mid - late C18. Rendered and painted with painted stone dressings.
Scottish slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with single-storey, 1-bay addition to
left.

Central 6-panelled door. Sash windows with intermediate glazing bars removed.
12-pane sash in 1-bay addition.

Steeply-pitched gabled roof with kneelers and thin raised coping. Rendered end
stacks.

Interior has staircase, with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. 6-panelled
doors and internal shutters.

Sir Walter Scott stayed here for a holiday in 1791 and wrote ...

...Behold a letter from the mountains for I am very snugly settled here in a
farmer's house ... in the very centre of the Cheviot Hills in one of the wildest
and most Romantic sites ... My uncle drinks the goat's whey here, as I do ever
since I understood it was brought to his bedside every morning at six by a
very pretty dairy-maid.

All day we shoot, fish, walk and ride; dine and sup on fish struggling from
the stream ... all in perfection; and so much simplicity resides among these
hills that a pen ... was not to be found about the house, though belonging to
a considerable farmer, till I shot the crow with whose quill I write this epistle.

The Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1787-1832) ed. Sir Herbert J.C. Grierson.


Listing NGR: NT9491321964

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