Old School Blanchland, Northumberland. (Now Monk's Tearoom)

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Old School, Blanchland

Our client the Lord Crewe Charity wanted to convert this building to a tea room Whilst the building was originally the village school it had more recently been converted into a dwelling. The original building was a fine design, built to a high specification, fitting for the model village of Blanchland. The building is listed grade II and within the conservation area.

The design simply removed much of the undesirable previous alterations to expose the internal architectural form of the school room along with many of it features. A commercial kitchen, storage, modern toilets and access for disabled were all included. A garden was created for overspill in the summer months.

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Comments (19)

Dean Matthews on September 10, 2012

A very beautiful building - I can see why someone wanted to live there - but its put to better use now by the sounds of it

katarina1953 on September 10, 2012

Another beautiful photo of ancient building in your gallery, it's enchanting !


Have a good new week


Richard Gregory 48 on September 10, 2012

Hi Dean we've had high tea few times there, and it comes highly recommended

Richard Gregory 48 on September 10, 2012

Thank you Katarina your comment is much appreciated

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on September 10, 2012

Very nice.

Richard Gregory 48 on September 10, 2012

Thanks again ♥♥ Osho ♥♥ for your visit

Dušan Railfan on September 10, 2012


Richard Gregory 48 on September 10, 2012

Thank You Horst You Are So Kind

Omar Gobbi on September 11, 2012

Excellent picture, very beautiful photographic work, <LIKE>, best regards, "Omar"

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 11, 2012

You have really done this justice Richard! I love the architecture of these Victorian village schools. L&F. Regards, Rosa.

Richard Gregory 48 on September 11, 2012

Thanks Omar For Your Visit And Like, Nice Place For Tea And Scones Rosa Thanks

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on September 12, 2012

Wonderful old School and its architectural style.. Well done. Interesting explanation..L 9. Good evening, Canpao

Richard Gregory 48 on September 12, 2012

Cheers Canpao For Your Kind Words

Richard Gregory 48 on September 12, 2012

Thanks Ian The Old School Stands Just Across The Road From The Church, Which Is Surrounded By Big Trees, So No Picture Of The Church. Cheers

sandart on September 15, 2012

Wonderful photo! LIKE

Greetings, Alexander

jockswa on September 18, 2012

Great looking building beautifully presented. Great capture. Lk Regards, Jock.

senmax on October 7, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on October 7, 2012

Me gusta tambien. Like 15. Saludos desde Madrid, España

Méry 3°人~°。 on November 9, 2012

Excellente photographie, ♥ AIME 16 !

Salutations de Cannes (Fr)


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 10, 2012
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    by Richard Gregory 48
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2012/09/09 03:12:14
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 29.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash