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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: 1042713



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ponteland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238794

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NZ 17 NW 11/303 27.8.52


Higham Dykes



House. Late C17 extended late C18 or early C19. Brick in English Garden Wall Bond. Graduated Lakeland slate roof. Double-span main block with lower wing projecting to rear forming L-plan.

Front is in 2 sections. Main block: 2 storeys plus attics, 5 bays. 4 moulded steps up to 2-leaf half-glazed door in late C18 wood surround with attached Tuscan columns, dentil cornice and pediment. Long narrow windows in thin roll-moulded wood surrounds with projecting sills and wedge lintels. Ground floor has renewed 2-pane sashes, 12-pane sashes above. 1st floor string. Steeply-pitched roof with Flemish gables and 5 segment-headed dormers with 12-pane casements. End stacks.

East wing, recessed on right return, is contiguous with rear span and is in different and later brick. 3 windows. On ground floor small irregular later windows. Stone 1st floor sill band and 12-pane sashes in similar surrounds to main block, possibly re-used from rear. Gabled roof with early C19 Flemish gable on right. 3 dormers.

Rear facade is irregular. In the centre the original narrow stair projection with tall round-headed window, band and Flemish gable. Round this the rear span was built in several stages. It has 12-pane sashes to right and 16-pane sashes to left. Early C20 brick porch with shaped gable. Lower service wing to left is also of several builds. 3 C19 Flemish gables.

Interior: late C19 imitation C17 staircase. An Art Nouveau fireplace with 7 painted gesso figures representing the arts and abstract virtues. Several 2-panelled doors, including one impressive former external door in kitchen. Stout ceiling beams in kitchen.

Listing NGR: NZ1337075285

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National Grid Reference: NZ 13370 75285


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