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The Mitre Public House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: The Mitre Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304397

OS Grid Reference: NZ2117064485
OS Grid Coordinates: 421170, 564485
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9745, -1.6708

Location: Benwell Village Mews, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 6LX

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE15 6LX

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Listing Text


11/94 The Mitre Public House
(formerly listed as Benwhll
17.12.71 Towers). -


House, later bishop's house and chapel, now public house. 1831 by John Dobson for
Thomas Crawhall; chapel added 1887. Ashlar with plinth; rendered ashlar and
coursed squared sandstone left wing; Welsh slate roof to chapel. Main house roof
not visible, other roofs graduated Lakeland slate and Welsh slate. Main house:
irregular plan, castle style. 2 high storeys, scattered fenestration. Projecting
third bay contains double panelled door in Tudor arch. Windows of 2, 3 and 4
lights, some blind, with chamfered stone mullions and transoms and drip moulds.
Battlemented parapet to roof with central turret. Left wing: 2 storeys, 8 bays
and 3-bay house at left in plain style; sash windows and blind windows; hipped
roofs. Former chapel at rear in Perpendicular style has 4 bays and linking bay
with oriel window. Interior shows closed-string stair with barley-sugar balustrade,
grip handrail and newels with pendants. Library has Jacobean-style panelling and
ceiling. Panelled ceilings with Tudor bosses in other ground floor rooms; marble
chimney pieces. Historical note: donated in 1881 by J.W. Pease, the Quaker banker,
to the Diocese of Newcastle created in 1882. The previous building on the site,
the home of the Shafto family; incorporated a tower house. Sources: W.H.Knowles
"Benwell Tower, Newcastle" Archaeologia Aeliana series 2 vol. XIX, pp 88-98;
W.S.F. Pickering (ed.) A Social History of the Diocese of Newcastle 1882-1982
1982, pp 47-49.

Listing NGR: NZ2117064485

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Source: English Heritage

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