Description: Jesmond Dene House
Date Listed: 8 May 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 304641
OS Grid Reference: NZ2546267239
OS Grid Coordinates: 425462, 567239
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9991, -1.6035
NZ 26 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE JESMOND DENE ROAD
8/5/81 Jesmond Dene House
House, now school. 1822 by John Dobson for T.E. Headlam; extensive additions and
alterations - porch dated 1897 - by F.W. Rich for Sir Andrew Noble. Rock-faced
sandstone with chiselled margins, ashlar dressings and plinth; left range has
upper timber frame with infill of pebble-dash render; roofs of plain tiles with
roll-moulded gable copings. Irregular plan. Tudor style. 2 storeys and attics;
5 bays. Boarded door recessed in open-arched battlemented 2-storey porch in
second bay with coat of arms and date 1897 carved in arts-and-crafts-style panels
under ground floor corbel-table. Ground floor double-chamfered stone-mullioned
(and some transomed) windows; bracketed wood oriel in timber-framed section.
Glazed porch at right. Varied roofs; hipped dormers to steeply-pitched
double-span right section. Interior a typical late C19 magnate's house, eclectic
and rich, with some special features e.g. Frosterley marble fenders, William de
Morgan tiles to sitting-room fireplace; Great Hall with elaborate Jacobean
panelling and carving to chimney piece, and small staircase alongside, in huge
alcove; screens passage and gallery over; multi-moulded beams and joists to roof
with corbelled arch trusses and central bosses.
Listing NGR: NZ2546267239
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