FENWICK TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1370708
Date first listed:
22-Aug-1986
Statutory Address:
FENWICK TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address:
FENWICK TOWER

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Matfen
National Grid Reference:
NZ 05743 72885

Details

MATFEN FENWICK NZ 07 SE

15/163 Fenwick Tower

GV II

House. Medieval core, C17 house, enlarged and altered early C19. Squared stone with Welsh slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central 6-panel door in C19 wood porch. 16-pane sash windows. The right half of the facade has much older thicker masonry; window jambs of this part have sections of double- chamfered surround; also reveals cut straight through wall. Roof hipped on right with corniced ridge and end stacks. Attached on right a single-storey, 2-bay early C18 shed with boarded door and small Yorkshire sash; very steeply- pitched roof with reverse-stepped gables.

Right return has irregular openings. 6-panel door to left in recessed C17 surround with hoodmould. Right of this a C19 sash, then a blocked doorway with similar surround. On the right a boarded battened door in ovolo-moulded wood surround.

Gable end of rear wing has rough medieval masonry including the springing of a vault, fragmentary remains of tower of Fenwick family mentioned in 1415 (cf. farmbuildings).

Listing NGR: NZ0574372885

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
238646
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: 06 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13974/20
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