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Ford Castle East Gateway, East Forecourt Wall and Handyman's Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6314 / 55°37'52"N

Longitude: -2.0892 / 2°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 394484

OS Northings: 637536

OS Grid: NT944375

Mapcode National: GBR F3VB.H4

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.WQB9

Entry Name: Ford Castle East Gateway, East Forecourt Wall and Handyman's Cottage

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238057

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

FORD FORD CASTLE
NT 9437
17/90 East Gateway,
East Forecourt
Wall and
Handyman's Cottage
GV II*

Gateway, forecourt walls and cottage. 1791 by J. Nisbet for Sir John Hussey
Deleval. Cottage added c.1862 probably by David Bryce. Ashlar. Gothick
style.

East wall 7 bays. Central pointed carriage arch with wood double gates and
imitation portcullis; roll-moulded surround with square imposts; cornice with
2 rows of alternating dentils, like a billet moulding.

Large flanking semi-circular towers each with 3 arched niches on ground floor,
strings with intersecting pointed arches. 3 roundels on 1st floors, 2 of them
bearing quatrefoils; left tower has dovecote in centre roundel, right tower a
clock. Friezes of hanging pointed arches. 3 pierced quatrefoils in each
parapet.

Sections of castellated wall flank the towers,each with 2 cruciform slits.
Square end towers with arched niches.

To rear and also occupying left end tower, the handyman's cottage: 2 storeys,
3 bays. Irregular and picturesque. Right bay has a large combined porch and
chimney stack. Centre bay has 8 steps up to door, 16-pane sash on ground
floor, 2-light mullioned window above. Left bay has 2-light window on ground
floor and small 4-pane sash in gabled half-dormer above.

Stable block, now garages,attached to rear are not of special interest.


Listing NGR: NT9448437536

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