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Axwell Park and Steps and Balustrades to South, Parklands

Description: Axwell Park and Steps and Balustrades to South

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303771

OS Grid Reference: NZ1911262042
OS Grid Coordinates: 419112, 562042
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9527, -1.7031

Location: Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 5NR

Locality: Parklands
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE21 5NR

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Listing Text

(south end)

4/6 Axwell Park and
steps and balustrades
to south.

G.V. II*

Large house 1758 by Paine for Sir Thomas Clavering.
Built by John Bell of Durham. Altered 1817 to 1818 by John Dobson.
Ashlar; roof of graduated Lakeland slate. 3 storeys; 3, 3, 3 bays x 1, 3, 1.
South elevation: cornice to rusticated ground floor; central three bays
project under open pediment containing later corbelled arms; blocking course
and cornice to a later central porch with rounded corners containing
double door under stilted fanlight in recessed arch with voussoirs; tall
voussoirs to all ground floor windows. First floor has architrave and
bracketed segmental pediment to central window, architrave and bracketed
pediment to nos. 2 and 8 and floating cornices to others. Most windows
sashes, the attic storey with glazing bars. Modillioned eaves cornice.
Right return of first floor windows round-headed, recessed in
arches over bracketed balcony from which railings have been removed;
segmental bracketed pediment to architrave of central window. Later corbelled
coat of arms in top pediment.
Roof low-pitched, with 4 ridges having 2 corniced ashlar chimneys on each.
Curved coping to balustrade flanking steps to door and curving out to wide
corniced rectangular piers supporting coats of arms; pink granite slabs, round-
ended, on piers adjacent to porch.
Interior: original main staircase removed; principal room has bracketed
corniced doorcase and chimney piece, moulded panels.

Listing NGR: NZ1911262042

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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