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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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National Grid Reference:
NT 94913 21964



11/23 Langleeford Farmhouse


House. Mid - late C18. Rendered and painted with painted stone dressings. Scottish slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays with single-storey, 1-bay addition to left.

Central 6-panelled door. Sash windows with intermediate glazing bars removed. 12-pane sash in 1-bay addition.

Steeply-pitched gabled roof with kneelers and thin raised coping. Rendered end stacks.

Interior has staircase, with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. 6-panelled doors and internal shutters.

Sir Walter Scott stayed here for a holiday in 1791 and wrote ...

...Behold a letter from the mountains for I am very snugly settled here in a farmer's house ... in the very centre of the Cheviot Hills in one of the wildest and most Romantic sites ... My uncle drinks the goat's whey here, as I do ever since I understood it was brought to his bedside every morning at six by a very pretty dairy-maid.

All day we shoot, fish, walk and ride; dine and sup on fish struggling from the stream ... all in perfection; and so much simplicity resides among these hills that a pen ... was not to be found about the house, though belonging to a considerable farmer, till I shot the crow with whose quill I write this epistle.

The Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1787-1832) ed. Sir Herbert J.C. Grierson.

Listing NGR: NT9491321964


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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: 13 Nov 2004
Reference: IOE01/08037/21
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