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Statutory Address:

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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 09385 71230



15/361 Cheeseburn Grange 27.8.52

GV ll*

Country house. 1813 by John Dobson for Mr. Riddel. Older core. Large additions on east side by J.A. Hanson c.1860 were demolished c.1973 under supervision of P. Elphick. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. Tudor-Gothic style. 2 storeys plus attics, 5 x 3 bay front block with 2 lower projecting wings to rear.

3-bay entrance side has taller castellated centre bay. Moulded plinth. Castellated porch with Tudor-arched doorway. Above is a tall 5-light window with 2 transoms, pointed-arched heads to lights, and hoodmould. Centre bay flanked by buttresses which rise to form corniced turrets above central tower. Flanking bays have tripartite windows under hoodmoulds. Addition to left of one tall storey, one bay, has 3-light mullioned-and-transomed chapel window with arched heads to lights. Tall parapet with 4-light pierced panels of Gothic tracery above each bay. Hipped roof with octagonal ridge stacks of 5 conjoined shafts with castellated tops.

Right return: 5 bays with tripartite windows in Tudor-arched recesses with floating cornices. Boldly moulded top cornice. Similar parapet.

Interior: Open-well stair, the lower parts, possibly by Hanson, have twist balusters and beasts on the newels; the upper part Dobson with little Gothick pointed arches. Chapel by Dobson has panelled ceiling on 5 moulded Tudor arches with decorative corbels; open-work Gothic reredos. Library has built-in Gothic book shelves.

In the cellar, walling 8 ft. thick; also an early C17 doorway with multi-moulded surround. Shallow, segmental iron-vaulted ceiling.

Listing NGR: NZ0938571230


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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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