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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: 1042088



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District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hebron

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238298

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HEBRON COCKLE PARK NZ 29 SW NZ 201912 7/65 Cockle Park Tower I Tower house, early C16 altered C17 and refenestrated c.1790. Squared stone with dressings; stone flag roof. L-plan with stair turret projecting at north end of east face and C17 stair projection in centre of west wall. 3 storeys + attic; north end, including turret, has chamfered plinth and set-back 1st floor, machicolated parapet on north and corbelled-out circular bartizans at northern angles. East elevation 3 bays; turret set forward to right has eroded armorial panel (Bertram quartering Ogle) and 3 worn carved emblems above, with small window and chamfered loops. Section to left has part-glazed door in 2nd bay and sash windows of 8, 12 or 24 panes; all in Gothick surrounds with 4-centred arches and hoodmoulds. North elevation has chamfered loops; gable with partly-blocked 2-light window behind parapet. South elevation: French window and 24-pane sashes, all in Gothick surrounds within the jambs of blocked C17 windows; coped gable with blocked 2-light mullioned window to attic. West elevation 3 bays. Central projection has boarded door and two 2-light mullioned windows above, the lower blocked. To left external stair to inserted boarded door breaking 1st floor set back, right hand part of wall above rebuilt 1828, replacing solar oriel, with 12-pane sash and old moulded overmantel re-set above. To right of projection blocked 3-light mullion-and-transom windows with hoodmoulds.

Interior. Divided into 2 dwellings by a brick partition wall in C18; the southern 2 bays completely remodelled. North end of tower retains barrel vaults to ground floor and mural chambers, stone newel stair, ground and 1st floor fireplaces and a well-preserved 2nd-floor garderobe. The southern rooms show C18 doors, panelled shutters and fireplaces. Attic floor removed; roof with 5 C17 collared principal-rafter trusses.

The tower is thought to have been built c.1520 for Sir William, 4th Lord Ogle, passing to the Bothal Estates whose later owners became Dukes of Portland. In the Cl9 it became the centre of the Duke's experimental farm. Under restoration at time of resurvey.

Articles by R. Bibby in Northumbriana, 11-15 (1977-1979).

Listing NGR: NZ2008991157

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Northumbriana' in Northumbriana, (1978)
'Northumbriana' in Northumbriana, (1977)
'Northumbriana' in Northumbriana, (1979)

National Grid Reference: NZ 20089 91157


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