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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: 1045297



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shotley Low Quarter

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jun-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 240600

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SHOTLEY LOW QUARTER A68 (East Side) NZ 05 SE (Allensford)

17/230 Allensford Mill Farmhouse and adjacent outbuildings.


House and outbuilding, C17 and C18. C17 part rubble with dressings and large quoins; C18 part coursed rubble with dressings; C2Q grey tile roofs. 2 storeys, 3 + 1 bays, irregular. Taller C17 rightbay has 2-light chamfered mullioned windows;the lower altered, with C20 glazing; coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped and corniced end stacks. C18 part has renewed door to right of C18 stone-surround window; similar window above (glazing renewed). Left part (outbuilding) has boarded door in alternating- block surround and slit vents, with 2 stone-surround windows holding old 6- pane casements above. Left gable coped with moulded kneelers and reduced stack,stepped and corniced ridge stack. Right return shows stepped plinth, chamfered window and slit to ground floor and chamfered attic window. Rear elevation: north bay (outbuilding ) has contemporary outshut with external stone stair alongside to old 4-panel door into 1st floor room. Interior: C17 part has heavy roughly-chamfered 1st floor beams and C18 fireplace on south. Corbels for external stack at north and exposed alongside present stair. Blocked 2-light mullioned window visible from C19 outshut. Transverse chamfered beams in C18 part.

The earlier part of the house maybea bastle remodelled in the late C17 or early C18. At a later date it became the Belsay Castle Inn (licence held until 1869), and the upper room in the outbuilding served as a nonconformist chapel, probably Baptist. Outbuilding to far left not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ0764350319

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National Grid Reference: NZ 07643 50319


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