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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1041906



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Brinkburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Sep-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 236749

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BRINKBURN BRINKHEUGH NZ 19 NW Brinkheugh Farmhouse and 10/80 outbuilding to east (formerly listed as 21.10.53 Brinkheugh) GV II*

House: Rear wing is C16 or early Cl7 bastle; front block late C17. Front roughly-squared stone, returns coursed rubble, rear wing large rubble on boulder plinth, outbuildings rubble; cut dressings. Welsh slate roofs with end stacks rebuilt in brick on old bases. Double-span plan with attached outbuilding to east of rear wing.

South elevation 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Rusticated quoins. Central 6-panel door in bolection-moulded surround and entablature with swan-neck pediment enclosing initials IBM (James and Margaret Bilton) and worn date 16..; 12-pane sash windows in surrounds with swept convex moulding and cornices. Coped gables on moulded kneelers; end stacks. Set back to right is single-storey 2-bay outbuilding with fire window and two 2-light windows, all blocked, and coped right gable. Left return shows gable end of bastle, above C18 outshut. At 1st-floor level 2 small chamfered windows, one blocked but with old iron bars, and 9-pane fixed window; blocked chamfered light to attic. Right return shows blocked doorway in gable of main block, and gable end of bastle showing original upper door and window opening, both under relieving arches, and both now blocked. Rear shows bastle boulder plinth and 2 late C17 inserted windows, the lower mullioned, and small blocked chamfered window on ground floor left. Original bastle openings, and window re-set on north of outbuilding, all have stop-chamfered lintels.

Interior: Large western ground floor room in front block, now subdivided, has 6-panel door to eastern room in bolection-moulded surround under broken pediment; panelled double doors to stair in similar surround with cornice; arched cupboard between panelled pilasters. Eastern room has old fireside cupboard with H hinges. Bastle part has walls 1.15 metre thick and late C17 open-well stair inserted into west part, with closed Strings, turned balusters, moulded handrail and panelled square newels with low pyramidal

tops. Kitchen in east part of bastle has old close-spaced ceiling beams and cupboard with shaped fielded panels and H hinges. 2-panel doors on lst floor, those in front block in bolection-moulded surrounds; similarly-moulded stone surrounds to bedroom fireplaces, that in west bedroom with moulded wood overmantel and old cupboard alongside. Small timber newel stair, probably late C17, to bastle attic. Blocked bastle byre door visible from within outbuilding.

Listing NGR: NZ1210498450

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National Grid Reference: NZ 12104 98450


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