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Gosforth House, Now Brandling House, Part of High Gosforth Park Club, North Gosforth

Description: Gosforth House, Now Brandling House, Part of High Gosforth Park Club

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 304973

OS Grid Reference: NZ2485171251
OS Grid Coordinates: 424851, 571251
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0352, -1.6127

Location: North Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 5EP

Locality: North Gosforth
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE3 5EP

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Listing Text

NZ 27 SW NORTH GOSFORTH B1318 (east side)
Gosforth Park
27 August 1952 Gosforth House, now Brandling
House, part of High Gosforth
Park Club.
G.V. II*
Country house, now part of club and grandstand. 1755-64 by James Paine for Charles
and Elizabeth Brandling. 1881 conversion to racecourse club and grandstand for High
Gosforth Park Co. Ltd. 1921 restoration. Sandstone ashlar with plinth; felt-covered
graduated slate roof. 3 storeys, 7 bays and one-storey links to wings. Palladian
style with rusticated ground storey. Central 3 bays, projecting slightly under open
pediment, contain 3 glazed C20 doors with overlights; doors also in flanking bays. Set-
back outer bays contain sashes. Central and end first floor windows with chambranle
architraves, blind balustrades and segmental pediments, the central one bracketed.
Plain reveals to intermediate and to all second floor windows; all sashes with
glazing bars. Dentilled eaves cornice and pediment; central floating cornice.
One-storey extruded links, with rainwater heads dated 1867, have plinths, sash
windows, mostly blocked, eaves band and blocking course; C20 century doors inserted
in left link. 5-bay south front: on ground floor, arched niches alternate with
blocked openings; on piano nobile, 5 windows with aedicule treatment under pediments,
the outer segmental and the central round. Source: Paine Plans and Elevations
1767 Vol. I p. 15: E. Mackenzie, View of Northumberland 2nd. ed. Newcastle 1825,

Listing NGR: NZ2485171251

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Source: English Heritage

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