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Broomhaugh; The Dower House

In the civil parish of Broomhaugh and Riding.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.
Medieval County of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NZ01456171
Latitude 54.95001° Longitude -1.97872°

Broomhaugh; The Dower House has been described as a probable Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


House with early C17 core (possibly a bastle) enlarged and remodelled mid- and later C18 as dower house of Styford Estate, altered C19. Rubble except for squared stone at west end of north-west wing; south front rendered; stone slate roof to main range, slate roofs to rear. South front 2 storeys, 7 bays, irregular. Renewed door between bays 5 and 6, blocked door in bay 7; windows mostly sashes which have lost their glazing bars; 1st floor tromp l'oeil window to bay 7. Coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped stone stacks to left end and ridge (3). Left return: set forward to left 2-bay end of north-west wing with rusticated quoins, chamfered plinth and sill strings. 12-pane sashes in architraves; central 8-pane attic sash in raised stone surround; coped gable with kneelers. Rear elevation shows gable end of mid-C18 stair wing (round-headed 12-pane sash with radial glazing in head, in surround with raised imposts and keystone) set back between later C18 north-west wing to right and pair of gabled late C181early C19 wings to left. Interior: Dower House West has stair with open string, stick balusters and ramped moulded handrail; moulded newels and carved tread ends. Drawing room in north-west wing has dentil cornice and 6-panel doors in panelled architraves. Dower House East shows 0.9 metre thick walls (bays 4 to 6 of main range), old chamfered beams and C18 fireplace with decorative cast-iron door to baking oven and round-arched recess for set pot. (Listed Building Report)

The house is a little outside the main area of bastles although there are bastles in this area. However it is unclear what evidence there is for considering that the early C17 core might have been a bastle (other than being of the right date).
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