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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154087
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238057
Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15
Civil Parish: Ford
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
FORD FORD CASTLE
17/90 East Gateway,
Gateway, forecourt walls and cottage. 1791 by J. Nisbet for Sir John Hussey
Deleval. Cottage added c.1862 probably by David Bryce. Ashlar. Gothick
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
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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