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Summerhouse, Blaydon-on-Tyne

Description: Summerhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 September 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 303796

OS Grid Reference: NZ1769563513
OS Grid Coordinates: 417695, 563513
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9659, -1.7251

Location: Summerhill, Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 4JR

Locality: Blaydon-on-Tyne
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE21 4JR

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Listing Text


4/29 Summerhouse.


Summerhouse. By 1750. For Sir Thomas Clavering. Flemish bond brick octagonal
tower with sandstone dressing on square rubble base with ashlar coping.
Square base broached to an octagonal top with cyma moulding. Door in north
side under flat stone lintel. Blocked window openings, on north, south, east
and west of the tower, have sills and bracketed cornices under round stone
arches. Alternate bays contain round-headed brick panels with sills and
moulded impost blocks. Stilted roundheaded arches above openings. Cyma-
moulded cornice. Dome seen in old engraving now missing. Interior shows
fireplace on south-west panel. Historical note: the house to which this
belonged was Stella Hall, now demolished. A 1755 inventory gives description
of furniture in the "Mount" which appears to be this building. Empty and
disused at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ1769563513

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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