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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PERCY TENANTRY COLUMN

List entry Number: 1041405

Location

PERCY TENANTRY COLUMN, SOUTH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityAlnwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Aug-1977

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235848

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SOUTH ROAD 1. 5330 (North-East Side) Percy Tenantry Column (formerly listed under Bondgate Without) NU 1913 7/28 20.2.52. I 2. 'The Farmers' Folly' begun 1816 to designs by David Stephenson of Newcastle. Completed by the 3rd Duke. Greek Doric column of 83 ft with shallow fluting and foliate cap to balcony platform supporting a drum on which is the Percy lion passant (facing south). The column stands on a square pedestal guarded by 4 lions facing inwards on black marble plinths. The whole stands on a circular granite platform 90 ft in circumference. Panels on 3 sides of pedestal, stair entrance on 4th (to north). Set back with "Esperance en dieu" on each side. West panel inscribed "To Hugh Duke of Northunberland KG this column is erected, dedicated and inscribed by a grateful and united tenantry Anno Domini MDCCCXVI". [The Duke had greatly increased his farmers' rents and then reduced them following the agricultural depression after Waterloo]. Formerly surrounded by railings.

Listing NGR: NU1915213030

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National Grid Reference: NU 19146 13037

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