FORD CASTLE EAST GATEWAY, EAST FORECOURT WALL AND HANDYMAN'S COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1154087
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
FORD CASTLE EAST GATEWAY, EAST FORECOURT WALL AND HANDYMAN'S COTTAGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORD CASTLE EAST GATEWAY, EAST FORECOURT WALL AND HANDYMAN'S COTTAGE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ford
National Grid Reference:
NT 94484 37536

Details

FORD FORD CASTLE NT 9437 17/90 East Gateway, East Forecourt Wall and Handyman's Cottage GV II*

Gateway, forecourt walls and cottage. 1791 by J. Nisbet for Sir John Hussey Deleval. Cottage added c.1862 probably by David Bryce. Ashlar. Gothick style.

East wall 7 bays. Central pointed carriage arch with wood double gates and imitation portcullis; roll-moulded surround with square imposts; cornice with 2 rows of alternating dentils, like a billet moulding.

Large flanking semi-circular towers each with 3 arched niches on ground floor, strings with intersecting pointed arches. 3 roundels on 1st floors, 2 of them bearing quatrefoils; left tower has dovecote in centre roundel, right tower a clock. Friezes of hanging pointed arches. 3 pierced quatrefoils in each parapet.

Sections of castellated wall flank the towers,each with 2 cruciform slits. Square end towers with arched niches.

To rear and also occupying left end tower, the handyman's cottage: 2 storeys, 3 bays. Irregular and picturesque. Right bay has a large combined porch and chimney stack. Centre bay has 8 steps up to door, 16-pane sash on ground floor, 2-light mullioned window above. Left bay has 2-light window on ground floor and small 4-pane sash in gabled half-dormer above.

Stable block, now garages,attached to rear are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NT9448437536

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
238057
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: 15 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06145/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Don Brownlow. Source Historic England Archive
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