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Bishop's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9852 / 54°59'6"N

Longitude: -1.6911 / 1°41'27"W

OS Eastings: 419867

OS Northings: 565670

OS Grid: NZ198656

Mapcode National: GBR JBMS.PQ

Mapcode Global: WHC3J.0Y0M

Entry Name: Bishop's House

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304910

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Fenham

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Denton Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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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