CORNHILL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1153748
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
CORNHILL HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CORNHILL HOUSE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Cornhill-on-Tweed
National Grid Reference:
NT8555739246

Details

NT 83 NE 9/37

CORNHILL-ON-TWEED CORNHILL-ON-TWEED Cornhill House

GV II*

House. Probably late C16 or early C17, remodelled and extended early and mid C18. Nursery wing added early C19 and extended mid C19. Roughcast with painted stone surrounds to doors and windows; Welsh slate roof, brick chimneys. Irregular plan. 3 storeys and 2 storeys in different parts.

East (garden) front in 3 sections. In the centre the gable end of the original building has one 12-pane sash on ground floor and one small square window in the attic; crow-stepped gable. Left early C18 section incorporating older masonry: 2 storeys, 3 bays; C19 12-pane sashes. Right early C18 section has irregular openings: Victorian canted bay window on ground floor; above three 12-pane sashes and one 6-pane sash, all with thick glazing bars. Very steeply- pitched roofs with raised coping and kneelers. C19 chimneys.

Right return: C18 wing projects to left. Right of that 3-bay south front of original building has 12-pane sashes with thick glazing bars.

Rear facade has gable end of original building to left with small square attic window and crow-stepped gable. Early C19 Nursery wing to right has tripartite doorway to left then a recessed section with elaborate iron balcony in front.

Interior: original house has walls c.3 ft. thick. Dining room has mid-C18 panelling and plaster modillion cornice, 2 doorways with pulvinated friezes and cornices. Small drawing room has C18 panelling and stone fireplace with eared architrave. 3-storey stair round oval well: cut string, shaped tread ends, turned balusters with square knops and moulded and ramped handrail. In the attic an early Cl7 stone fireplace with geometric patterns in the lintel. Passageway on 1st floor has 2 round arches with heavily-moulded archivolts, imposts and keystones.

Described as "the ancient seat of the Collingwoods" by Mackenzie.

Mackenzie : Northumberland : Newcastle : 1825.

Listing NGR: NT8555739246

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
238004
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Mackenzie, E , View of the County of Northumberland, (1825)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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