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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NU 22496 07409



10/311 Low Buston Hall 31.12.69 GV II

House. South wing later C17; major reconstruction in late C18 for Charles Francis Forster; east front dated 1907 on rainwater heads. North and east elevations squared stone with cut dressings; other parts rendered, partly cream-washed. Welsh slate roof with some stacks rebuilt in brick. C17 house with L-plan extensions wrapped round north end.

North (entrance) front in 2 parts. Main left part in 2 sections: Slightly- projecting 2-storey left bay has 1st-floor band; early C20 casement window on ground floor in older opening, and blocked window above; slightly-projecting sills; hipped roof. 3-storey 2-bay right part has Tuscan porch at left end; now with early C20 5-panel door and coloured glazing; similar glazing to window above. Right of porch a stair window with 4-centred arch, holding 12- pane sash with intersecting head; 6-pane casement with timber lintel above. Right bay has early C20 glazing to lower floors and similar 2nd-floor casement. Coped gable to right; rendered ridge and right end stacks. Plain eaves band to both parts. Far right lower 2-storey 2-bay wing; ground floor has renewed 12-pane sash and 16-pane Yorkshire sash, under 3-pane fixed light, with 12-pane sashes above. Roof hipped to right; rebuilt left end stack.

East elevation shows 1907 seven-bay twin-hipped projecting front with round- arched doorway recessed in centre. Set back to left is south wing with renewed 1st-floor window in old chamfered surround; steeply-pitched roof with raised gable coping on moulded kneelers and rebuilt end stacks. Left return of wing shows blocked chamfered window on 1st floor.

Interior: Entrance hall has dog-leg Chinese-Chippendale staircase with moulded ramped handrail, pierced newels and similar stair-head balustrade. Doors with beaded mouldings. Rococo friezes and ceiling decoration in most ground-floor rooms, probably mostly reproduction. Late C17 fireplace from Buston Barns in south wing.

Listing NGR: NU2249607409


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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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