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Bishop's House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Bishop's House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304910

OS Grid Reference: NZ1986765670
OS Grid Coordinates: 419867, 565670
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9852, -1.6911

Location: 800 W Road, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE5 2BJ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE5 2BJ

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Listing Text

(north side)
7/559 No. 800 (Bishop's House)
(Formerly listed as East
14.6.54 Denton Hall)
House; R.C. Bishop's residence and offices since 1942. Dated 1622 for Anthony and
Dorothy Errington on door lintel inscribed 16 AED22. Rubble sandstone with large
irregular quoins and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof; porch roof pantiled with
stone slates at eaves; flat stone gable copings; coursed squared sandstone upper
courses to rubble chimneys. U-plan. 3 storeys and attics, 4 bays, outer bays
gabled. Porch at right of 3rd bay: Renewed round-arched door in raised panel
with key and impost blocks and cornice; shaped gable, with 5 ball finials; date
1622 inscribed in gable peak. Double-chamfered stone-mullioned 4-light windows
under continuous hood moulds, with relieving arches on ground floor; and 2-light
windows in gable peaks. Single light at left of second bay on first floor; C19
bay window inserted on ground floor left. One external chimney stack at left
return, one at rear and 2 on right return; 2 ridge stacks; double-span roof over
left rear wing. Interior shows closed-well stairs; narrower stair in right wing;
inserted chapel and large circa 1900 chimney piece in main ground floor-room:
stepped ogee chamfer-stops on flat Tudor-arched door surrounds to stair and to
servants wing from top floor, possibly long gallery. Carved stone chimney piece in
principal first floor room; C18 doors, 5-panelled in principal rooms, 2-panelled
elsewhere and boarded in servants wing; C18 chimney pieces in bedrooms; Panelled
window shutters above boarding to lower section. Egg-and-dart dentilled and
guilloche mouldings to first floor ceilings. Roof of collared coupled rafters with
overlapping purlins. Historical note: in 1758 the house was inherited by Edward
Montague, whose wife Elizabeth, the famous letter-writer, visited it annually.
Source M. Hope Dodds History of Northumberland vol. XIII 1930 pp. 185-200;
W.W. Tomlinson Denton Hall and its Associations 1893.

Listing NGR: NZ1987065677

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Source: English Heritage

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