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Dunston Hill Hospital, Gateshead

Description: Dunston Hill Hospital

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303912

OS Grid Reference: NZ2208061254
OS Grid Coordinates: 422080, 561254
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9455, -1.6568

Location: Mansion Heights, Wickham and Dunston, Gateshead NE16 4HL

Locality: Gateshead
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE16 4HL

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/145 (inset) Dunston Hill Hospital

G.V. II*

Large house now hospital. Rear north wing for John Carr (1667-1739);
enlarged for Ralph Carr (1711-1807) - rainwater head 1750; John Carr
(1764-1817) faced the house with stone, renewed the roof, changed the
entrance from east to north and built dining room and kitchen wing. Sandstone
ashlar with rusticated quoins and basement; roof of Welsh slate. T-plan.
Front range: basement and 2 storeys; 7 windows by 2. Central doorway now
holds sash with glazing bars in architrave under pulvinated frieze and
cornice. Ground floor sill band and first floor band. Architraves to all
windows, pulvinated friezes to those on first floor with segmental pediment
in centre. Projecting eaves cornice. Rear wing: 2 storeys, 5 bays. 3-light
canted bay and round-headed stair window in left return; Tuscan doorcase
to half-glazed door in right return. Hipped roof of front range has 2
yellow brick transverse ridge chimneys. Double-span roof of rear wing
has 2 end brick chimneys and 2 ridge chimneys. Interior shows early C18
stair with fat turned balusters and wide handrail in rear wing; high
quality stucco ceiling decoration in main rooms on ground floor. Cornices
throughout the building; Regency style alcoves and architraves to corridor
from later inserted entrance; later stair has slender turned balusters,
ramped handrail; stucco-decorated ceiling. Historical note: John Carr of
White House bought the estate of Dunston Hill in 1704. Source: R. E. Carr
and C. E. Carr : The History of the Family of Carr. (1893).

Listing NGR: NZ2208061254

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Source: English Heritage

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