Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1304120

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jan-1986



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District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Meldon

National Grid Reference: NZ 11537 85153


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MELDON MELDON PARK FARM NZ 18 NW NZ 11538515 Deerkeeper's Cottage 10/111 (formerly listed as Doorkeeper's Cottage 20.10.69 in Meldon Park) GV II Deerkeeper's cottage, late C17 or early C18. Rubble with dressings, slate roof. 2 1/2 storeys, 1 bay. Central doorway with flat-pointed head in square frame, now blocked with later window inserted. Flanking 2-light mullioned windows with hoodmoulds, that to left largely cut away by inserted door. 3-light mullioned window to 1st floor, narrow window above, both with hoodmoulds. Coped flat-topped gable carries central diagonally-set brick stack. Contemporary lean-to to right with boarded door and reverse-stepped coping. Left return: blocked door and two heavy moulded corbels for roof of removed outshut, moulded string above broken by projecting stone spout below sill of 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould, side lights blocked. Right return: 4-pane casement in low outshut, below a blocked 3-light mullioned window. Rear elevation: blocked doors, one with flat-pointed head in square frame at mid-height in wall, breaking moulded string. Coped flat-topped gable with moulded stone bracket carrying outer angle of diagonally-set brick stack.

Interior: 1st floor south-east corner, fireplace on corbel visible from ground floor; moulded surround with flat-pointed arch in square frame. C19 ground- floor fireplace in opposite corner. Old stone bowl in internal sill of 1st floor west window. Principal-rafter roof truss with collar; 2 levels of heavy purlins.

"A crack specimen of the architecture of the seventeenth century" (Hodgson).

Listing NGR: NZ1153785153


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Legacy System number: 238343

Legacy System: LBS

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