Byre And Shelter Sheds North Of East Heddon

21 Aug 1999
Byre And Shelter Sheds North Of East Heddon, Heddon On The Wall, Castle Morpeth, Northumberland
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


20/135 Byre and shelter sheds north of 28.4.69 East Heddon


Probably a house originally, now shelter sheds and granary. C16 or early C17; extended and altered C18 and early C19. Random rubble with Welsh slate and stone slate roof. 2 storeys, approx 7O ft long. Walls 3 - 4 ft. thick. Irregular openings and fenestration including on the ground floor two C18 shallow brick segmental arches and two C19 stone segmental arches, also one blocked small C16 window with roll-moulded surround. On the 1st floor one small window with roll- moulded surround, 2 early C17 windows with multi-moulded surrounds and two with double-chamfered surrounds. Steeply-pitched gabled roof with flat coping and kneelers on right gable.

Interior: on ground floor a very large blocked segmental-arched fireplace; also massive ceiling beams, some of them re-set. On the 1st floor, at the east end two C17 fireplaces, one now blocked, the other a door into later building behind. 9-bay roof with heavy timbers, some of them re-used; all are principal- rafter trusses with tie beams but they differ considerably in detail. The first, to the east has a thin saddle and ridge post supporting the ridge piece; the 2nd has a saddle; the 3rd a king post; 4th - 8th have collar beams and the principals joined with a notched lap joint; the 9th, now embedded in C19 end wall, has queen struts.

There appears to be no documentary evidence for the origins and original function of the building.

Listing NGR: NZ1322068539


This is part of the Series: IOE\Black_J.H. IOE Records for Black, J.H.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mrs J.H. Black. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Black, J.H.

Rights Holder: Black, J.H.


Rubble, Slate, Stone, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Dwelling, Jacobean Cow House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Animal Shed, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Granary, Food And Drink Processing Site, Shelter Shed