1. 5330 DISPENSARY STREET (West Side) No 20 and Mill at rear NU 1815 SW 4/235 II 2. 'L' plan, main part before 185l. Four storey block with 6 windows to north 4 to south and 2 to east. Rubble built with quoins and dressings. Glazing bar sash windows, Yorkshire sashes to south and east on 1st 3 floors. Large round-headed arch on ground floor to south, another smaller one to east with another above it on each floor. Two storey one window extension with a 2 storey gable end front to street (No 20). Lean-to extension to west.
Conversion of the former Brewery and Malthouse in Dispensary Street was approved in 2004, but work didn’t begin until 2006 then was interrupted by the 2008 financial crash. Development stalled and the condition of the buildings deteriorated until 2017 when the site was acquired and the project completed by Ascent homes (at the time, the house-building arm of Northumberland County Council’s Arch Development Group).