ABBEY GATEHOUSE WITH POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1153918
Date first listed:
18-Jun-1986
Statutory Address:
ABBEY GATEHOUSE WITH POST OFFICE, THE SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY GATEHOUSE WITH POST OFFICE, THE SQUARE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Blanchland
National Grid Reference:
NY 96569 50369

Details

NY 9650, 24/33

BLANCHLAND, THE SQUARE Blanchland, Abbey Gatehouse with Post Office

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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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
240400
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 25 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08579/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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