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Ryton, Village West, No. 5, Pinfold Cottage






Early Modern


Extant Building

Pinfold cottage is a 2 storey dwelling which was originally the western half of a larger dwelling (with no. 4 Village West) constructed for John and Jane Newton in 1752. It was divided in the later 19th century. It is of coursed sandstone with a Welsh slate roof, ridge tiles and a brick chimney (with deep red burnished pots) to the west end of the ridge. Window openings have stone lintels and sills and 2 over 2 horned sashes. The door has been inserted between the eastern window and the door case of no. 4, with stone jambs and lintel. Rainwater goods are historic and of cast iron. There are small round-topped stone gate piers to the entrance, which may be contemporary with the house. The cottage makes an important contribution to the group of listed buildings around it, which are an early reminder of the character of old Ryton Village. It is of significant age and well-built, and the stone has not been cleaned unlike the adjacent buildings. It is a charming and warm building, which retains the simple refinement of its era. It was still lived in by the Newton family in the 1901 census, when Mary Ann Newton was the head of the household at age 79! MATERIALS Sandstone, Welsh slate DATES 1752 LOCAL LIST




Gateshead Council Local List X20/LL/275; History of the Parish of Ryton including the Parishes of Winlaton, Stella, (a reprint) Bourn, William (1893); A History of Ryton Harrison, Aidan (1990)

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