Tyne and Wear HER(12913): Rowlands Gill, West Thornley Farm, weigh house - Details
Rowlands Gill, West Thornley Farm, weigh house
Weigh house associated with Lilley Brickworks (HER 5140). Constructed from yellow brick in English Garden Wall 1 and 3 bond with a slate roof with red clay ridge tiles and brick chimney. In the east elevation there is a panelled door with a timber lintel. In the north wall there is a large horizontal sliding 12-pane window with timber lintel and sill, with a small pulley/hoist mechanism above. In the west wall there is a narrow six-pane window with timber sill and brick lintel. The gable ends have pretty white painted barge boards.
Julie Parker, Tyne and Wear Museums, August 2008, West Thornley Farm, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear - Archaeological Buildings Recording