Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1303038

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1952



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District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Haltwhistle

National Grid Reference: NY 70771 64109


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HALTWHISTL MAIN STREET NY 7064 (North side) 20/10 Red Lion Hotel 10/6/52 GV II*

Hotel. Probably mid C15 pele tower with early-mid C18 wing; entire street front refaced and refenestrated in late C18-early C19. Rubble (rendered and painted on front), plain-tiled roofs and stone chimney stacks. Rectangular- plan pele tower with wing on left. Slightly-projecting 3-storey pele tower: one-bay street front and 2 bay returns; low plinth; sashes and casements in architraves; loop at left (lighting mural stair) in later cable-moulded surround; incised band beneath top storey; projecting panelled flat-coped parapet on rendered corbels; pitched roof with blocked window; C18 corniced lateral stack at right. 3-storey, 2-bay wing: low plinth; 4-panel door at right in architrave with frieze and cornice; door under distyle Tuscan porch; 2-light windows in architraves with replaced sashes and casements (central mullion removed from ground-floor windows); 3 round plaques on top storey (fire-insurance mark on central plaque); panelled flat-coped parapet above string; pitched roof with rebuilt stone left end stack. 2 cylindrical tapering water-spouts on right return of pele-tower parapet. Exposed original corbels and parapet on rear of pele tower. Interior: pele tower has 2-flight mural stone stair in left return wall; stone fireplace on second floor with moulded 2-order segmental arch on corbels supporting massive lintel. Wing has 4-flight dogleg staircase with ramped handrail and st$ck balusters; 2 pairs of upper crucks halved and crossed at apex. Altered 2-storey wing on right of pele tower and C19 rear additions are not of special interest. Though altered, the pele tower is important as a rare urban survival.

Listing NGR: NY7077164109


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Legacy System number: 240744

Legacy System: LBS

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