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Old Cottage and Adjacent Ruin

A Grade II Listed Building in Meldon, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1693 / 55°10'9"N

Longitude: -1.7665 / 1°45'59"W

OS Eastings: 414972

OS Northings: 586136

OS Grid: NZ149861

Mapcode National: GBR J83N.CR

Mapcode Global: WHC2P.VB0G

Entry Name: Old Cottage and Adjacent Ruin

Listing Date: 20 October 1969

Last Amended: 30 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238348

Location: Meldon, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Meldon

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Mitford St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 18 NW NZ 14978613

Old cottage and adjacent
ruin(previously listed as
Newton Underwood Tower)


Ruins probably medieval; cottage C18. Squared stone; pantile roof. Cottage
2 low storeys, 3 bays, irregular. Right-of-centre vertical-panelled door
flanked by Yorkshire sashes, that to left having lost its carpentry as have
3 small windows directly beneath the eaves. Brick end stacks. To left
outbuilding has cart entrance and door with timber lintels. To right, slightly
set forward, ruined wall 2m. thick with large semicircular arch; roughly-shaped
voussoirs. Left and right returns of cottage and outbuilding show reverse-
stepped gables. Rear elevation; outshut to cottage, to left ruined wall of
large rectangular blocks.

The ruined structure, formerly known as the 'Old Walls' does not appear to
have been a conventional tower house. Hodgson wrote (Part II, Vol II, 72)
that c.1800 there were two similar arches adjoining .... on the east.

Listing NGR: NZ147286136

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