Tyne and Wear HER(1671): High Spen, North Farm - Details
High Spen, North Farm
Agriculture and Subsistence
A farmstead comprising 8 buildings. The present farmhouse began as a 2 storey rubble stone building with decorative ceramic ridge and slate roof. There is a 2 arched cartshed to the north of the present farmhouse, opening on to the yard. Adjoining the south side of the farmhouse is a rubble stone building with a dovecot in the south gable. Now used as a stable, probably once a byre. The Bute Arms Public House was originally the farmhouse. There is a separate range across the lane, including a 2 storey cottage and single storey farm buildings.
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