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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: 1153918



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Blanchland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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: 240400

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NY 9650, 24/33

BLANCHLAND, THE SQUARE Blanchland, Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office



Abbey Gatehouse. C15, incorporating earlier fabric, remodelled c.1753. Rubble with dressings; flat lead roof. South elevation: 2 storeys, 2 wide bays. Right bay has segmental-arched gateway, left bay has vertical-panelled door with overlight in hollow-chamfered surround with hoodmould (jambs incised T/M 17/24) flanked by small-paned shop windows under ogee arches with hoodmoulds; right window has integral V. R. letter box. 1st floor has 6-light window with king mullion and 2-light window to right, both with hoodmoulds. Chamfered string below moulded embattled parapet. Right return shows C19 external stair to boarded door in chamfered elliptical-arched surround (1753 incised on jamb); garderobe projection on right with chamfered loop. Rear (external) elevation shows similar gateway arch with hollow chamfer; small sash windows above with hollow-chamfered surrounds and hoodmoulds. INTERIOR: Gate passage and adjacent chamber (Post Office) both barrel-vaulted. 1st floor room in west bay is now part of adjacent house (q.v.). 1st floor of gatehouse, formerly a single large chamber, may have been a courtroom; chamfered doorway to garderobe.

Listing NGR: NY9656750368

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National Grid Reference: NY 96569 50369


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