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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 16535 72993


PONTELAND NORTH ROAD NZ 1672 and 1673 (West side)

27/343 and 29/343 The Blackbird Inn 27.8.52


Formerly a manor house, now an inn. Medieval tower, altered and house added mid C17 for Mark Errington. Restored early C20. Tower large random rubble with stone slate roof. Attached house roughly-dressed stone and Welsh slate roof. Old brick chimneys.

Tower, on left, has large projecting chimney to left with stone base rising to 2 tall brick shafts. To right a projecting 3-storey gabled frontispiece, blank on ground floor and oversailing above on 2 large rounded corbels. Two 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows above, with strings rising to form hoodmoulds. Gabled roof with kneelers

Between these projections a C20 door and, on 1st floor a 2-light window with hoodmould and panel above inscribed M:E: for Mark Errington.

3-bay attached house to right has central gabled porch with round-headed door in architrave. Stone slate roof. M.E. inscribed on lintel of original Tudor- arched doorway within. Flanking canted bay windows and 2-light windows above have double-chamfered surrounds. This detail is now all C19.

On left return 4-light mullioned windows with hoodmoulds on ground and first floors. 2-light window above.

Interior of tower has tunnel-vaulted ground floor and a large C17 fireplace; the lintel carved with crenellations.

Listing NGR: NZ1653572993


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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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Date: 10 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00784/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Pearson. Source Historic England Archive
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