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Latitude: 55.3418 / 55°20'30"N
Longitude: -1.7324 / 1°43'56"W
OS Eastings: 417068
OS Northings: 605334
OS Grid: NU170053
Mapcode National: GBR J6BN.QY
Mapcode Global: WHC1R.CZ8T
Entry Name: Reading Room the Cottage
Listing Date: 15 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303322
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236865
Location: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarlan
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Shilbottle St James
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NEWTON-ON-THE-MOOR NEWTON VILLAGE
NU 10 NE
2/196 Reading Room and
Early C18 house converted to reading room 1887. Squared stone; pantile roof
except for Welsh slates on rear outshut. Single storey (upper floor removed
1887) 5 bays, slightly irregular. Centre flush-panelled door under gabled
hood on moulded brackets. 12-pane sash windows with former first-floor band
above. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; corniced end stacks, probably re-set.
Interior: Reading Room in west part is a good early C18 panelled room with
dado rail, cornice, panelled and fluted pilasters flanking fireplace with
corniced overmantel, and 2-panel door in bolection-moulded surround with
pulvinated frieze. To right of fireplace is a shell-headed cupboard with
shaped shelves. Panelled round arch, with imposts and fluted key block, from
entrance passage to outshut (former stair position).
The part east of the entrance passage is now used as bedrooms for The Cottage,
the adjacent single-storeyed dwelling which is otherwise not of special
Listing NGR: NU1706805334
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