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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152979
English Heritage Legacy ID: 237599
Location: Earle, Northumberland, NE71
Civil Parish: Earle
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Kirknewton St Gregory
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NT 92 NW EARLE HARTHOPE VALLEY
11/23 Langleeford Farmhouse
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
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
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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