CRAGSIDE VISITOR CENTRE TUMBLETON STABLES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1042034
Date first listed:
08-Jun-1972
Statutory Address:
CRAGSIDE VISITOR CENTRE
Statutory Address:
TUMBLETON STABLES

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Location

Statutory Address:
CRAGSIDE VISITOR CENTRE
Statutory Address:
TUMBLETON STABLES

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Cartington
National Grid Reference:
NU 07095 02692

Details

CARTINGTON CRAGSIDE NU 0702 24/14 Cragside Visitor Centre (Tumbleton 8/6/72 Stables) GV II

Stable block, now visitor centre. c.1864, extended and remodelled 1892-3 for Lord Armstrong. Architect unknown but the remodelling is in a Free Tudor style reminiscent of Norman Shaw. Snecked rock-faced stone with rock-faced- and-margined ashlar dressings; some timber-framing; red clay tile roof. Ranges around rectangular yard.

South elevation single-storey, except gate tower, 5 bays: Central tower with stepped buttresses flanking large double-chamfered 4-centred arch with hoodmould and string course above, and ornamental wrought-iron lamp bracket. 2 raised square tablets with clock above and between, all under hoodmoulds. Moulded cornice to projecting eaves; swept pyramidal roof has flat-topped dormer with four 12-pane casements, and wrought-iron finial with weathervane. On left is semi-octagonal stair turret with a stone slab roof. Flanking bays have 2-light mullioned and mullioned-and-transomed windows under straight hoodmoulds, and dormers as on tower. Gabled end bays have 3-light mullioned- and-transomed windows with slits above.

5-bay west elevation shows similar detail; central 2-storey tower with timber- framed 1st floor; panelled pitching door under 4-centred arch under corbelled- out gable with ornamental studding and bargeboards. Square ridge cupola, on swept patterned lead base, has louvred sides and swept pyramidal roof with wrought-iron finial.

Elevations to courtyard: East range, backed by cliff, has 2-storey central tower with 4-centred doorway flanked by 2-light mullioned-and-transomed windows, shouldered-arched pitching door flanked by triplets of slits, and timber-framed gable on corbels. Centre tower of west range has attached 3-step mounting block.

Interiors: Stables in both east and west ranges have cast iron and boarded stall divisions, with ball finials on posts.

Listing NGR: NU0709502692

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
236351
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 31 Northumberland,

Legal

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

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