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Newton House, Newton-by-the-Sea

Description: Newton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237075

OS Grid Reference: NU2358025337
OS Grid Coordinates: 423580, 625337
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5212, -1.6281

Location: Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE66 3ED

Locality: Newton-by-the-Sea
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3ED

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Listing Text


1/184 Newton House


House, C18 enlarged and remodelled c.1800; porch late C19. Front block
squared stone; wing rubble, largely rendered; porch ashlar. Welsh slate roof
with stacks rebuilt in brick on old bases. L-plan.

Front elevation 2 storeys, 3 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, 1st floor band.
Central flat-roofed porch has rounded corners with channeled rustication
flanked by pilasters; moulded cornice and blocking course. 6-panel door under
plain fanlight in moulded round arch with keystone, on left return; arched
window with plain sash in front. 4-pane sash windows with slightly-projecting
sills. Moulded eaves cornice. Hipped roof with 2 ridge stacks. 2-bay
returns show similar fenestration. Right return shows join between C18 and
c.1800 fabric between bays; set back to right is a 3-bay rear wing with small-
paned sashes and, at left end, gabled porch holding flush-panelled door with
plain overlight; hip-ended roof with one ridge stack.

Interior: Two fireplaces have elaborate plasterwork said to be by Napoleonic
prisoners of war; that in drawing room has seashells with female figure with
anchor, that in sitting room has triple-spired cathedral, hounds and birds.
Hall has harebell cornice and ceiling rose. Stone dog-leg stair with stick
balusters and moulded wreathed handrail. Other rooms have cornices and doors
of 6 panels with beaded surrounds.

Listing NGR: NU2358025337

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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