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Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304393
OS Grid Reference: NZ2373865262
OS Grid Coordinates: 423738, 565262
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9814, -1.6306
NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BELLE GROVE WEST (south side)
8/90 Whiteknights (formerly listed
17.12.71 in Spital Tongues)
House. Mid C18, with late C19 alterations. Rendered front and left return, brick
rear, with ashlar plinth; late C19 timber framing in gable. Lakeland slate roof.
2 storeys, 4 bays, the centre 2 projecting under gable; the right one-bay wing is
the left return of No. 3 Belle Grove Place (q.v.). Projecting 2 bays have door at
left in corniced late C19 porch; canted bays in the left wing and at right of door;
sash windows on first floor, those in centre bays longer, longest at right. Some
windows blocked; late C19 glazing bars. Late C19 gable over centre has oriel and
2 oeuil-de-boeuf windows. Conservatory at right corner. Rendered ridge chimneys.
Interior shows stair with ramped handrail on turned balusters, and ramped dado
rail; plainer servants' stair with square balusters from top landing to attics.
Original architraves; some 2-panelled doors on second floor and in attics. Ground
floor left principal room is panelled and has high-quality rococo stucco ceiling
and frieze with garlands; shell ornament to panel with guttae above door; glazed
cupboard with astragals. Egg-and-dart and Greek key moulding on chimney. Right
room and entrance hall have dentilled cornices. Stair ceiling has central leaf-and-
rose roundel, moulded cornice. Historical note: documented to 1751: the house
became a hospital in 1766, a private asylum in late C18 and early C19; known as
St. Luke's Hospital and Belle Grove Retreat; originally called New House. Source:
Mackenzie, History of Newcastle, Newcastle, 1827, 526.
Listing NGR: NZ2373865262
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