AXWELL PARK AND STEPS AND BALUSTRADES TO SOUTH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1025206
Date first listed:
18-Nov-1985
Statutory Address:
AXWELL PARK AND STEPS AND BALUSTRADES TO SOUTH, AXWELL PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
AXWELL PARK AND STEPS AND BALUSTRADES TO SOUTH, AXWELL PARK ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 19112 62042

Details

NZ 16 SE BLAYDON AXWELL PARK ROAD (south end)

4/6 Axwell Park and steps and balustrades to south.

G.V. II*

Large house 1758 by Paine for Sir Thomas Clavering. Built by John Bell of Durham. Altered 1817 to 1818 by John Dobson. Ashlar; roof of graduated Lakeland slate. 3 storeys; 3, 3, 3 bays x 1, 3, 1. South elevation: cornice to rusticated ground floor; central three bays project under open pediment containing later corbelled arms; blocking course and cornice to a later central porch with rounded corners containing double door under stilted fanlight in recessed arch with voussoirs; tall voussoirs to all ground floor windows. First floor has architrave and bracketed segmental pediment to central window, architrave and bracketed pediment to nos. 2 and 8 and floating cornices to others. Most windows sashes, the attic storey with glazing bars. Modillioned eaves cornice. Right return of first floor windows round-headed, recessed in arches over bracketed balcony from which railings have been removed; segmental bracketed pediment to architrave of central window. Later corbelled coat of arms in top pediment. Roof low-pitched, with 4 ridges having 2 corniced ashlar chimneys on each. Curved coping to balustrade flanking steps to door and curving out to wide corniced rectangular piers supporting coats of arms; pink granite slabs, round- ended, on piers adjacent to porch. Interior: original main staircase removed; principal room has bracketed corniced doorcase and chimney piece, moulded panels.

Listing NGR: NZ1911262042

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
303771
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 7 Cleveland Part 13 Durham Part 41 Tyne and Wear,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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