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Axwell Park Dower House, Blaydon-on-Tyne

Description: Axwell Park Dower House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 303792

OS Grid Reference: NZ1962162444
OS Grid Coordinates: 419621, 562444
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9563, -1.6951

Location: 112 Shibdon Road, Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 5NP

Locality: Blaydon-on-Tyne
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE21 5NP

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Listing Text

(south side)

17.9.84 Axwell Park Dower House

G.V. II*

House. Circa 1770-80. Possibly by John Bell of Durham; for Sir Thomas Clavering.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; steeply pitched roof of
Lakeland slate. Gothick style. Main house 2 storeys, 3 bays; 2 storey
one-bay set-back at left, one-storey one-bay set-back at right. Main block:
plinth; central half-glazed door under 2-centred-arched fanlight, in
raised stone surround with impost blocks, flanked by one-storey canted bays
of 3 windows under moulded coped parapets; Venetian windows and central sash
on first floor; all windows pointed with lattice glazing bars and raised stone
surrounds. Eaves cornice and open crenellated parapet to hipped roof with
3-light casement dormer; 2 ridge and one rear square panelled, corniced ashlar
chimneys. Set-back at left has pointed arched window central on ground floor,
3-light casement above; door similar to main door at right; set-back at right
has similar door at left and window at right; crenellated parapets. Interior
shows dog-leg stair with ramped grip handrail, turned balusters and decorated
tread ends. Round-headed stair window has broad glazing bars. Original
6-panelled doors and architraves throughout.

Listing NGR: NZ1962162444

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Source: English Heritage

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