BESSIE SURTEES HOUSE AND MILBANK HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1024779

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: BESSIE SURTEES HOUSE AND MILBANK HOUSE, 41 AND 44, SANDHILL

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Location

Statutory Address: BESSIE SURTEES HOUSE AND MILBANK HOUSE, 41 AND 44, SANDHILL

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

District: Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 25168 63845

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Details

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE SANDHILL (north side) 24/617 Nos. 41 and 44 14.6.54 (Bessie Surtees House and Milbank House) G.V. I 2 houses, later shops, now united. C16 and C17; left house refronted c.1721; c.1931 alterations for Lord Gort. Timber: framed with painted render; left house bright red brick with painted ashlar dressings; roof Welsh slate at front of right house, pantiles at left; French tiles at rear. C19 shop at left with pedimented doorcase at right end; No. 41 at right has central entrance with ledged and battened door and wood-mullioned-and-transomed shop windows. Brick front contains sashes with glazing bars and flat brick arches (except for elliptical heads on top floor) and projecting stone sills. Floor level brick strings, that to second floor moulded. Renewed top parapet with brick pilasters and stone coping. Right house has full-width mullioned-and-transomed windows, with glazing bars and upper casements, in bays defined by fluted pilasters and resting on long brackets to moulded strings. Fifth floor is C19 alteration and has 3 large windows alternating with bays of vertical framing. All floors above first are jettied on rendered beam ends. Steeply-pitched roof of No. 44 has leaded casement in left return gable; right end rear brick chimneys. Interior. Rear wing of No. 44 has upper crucks. Front range of No. 41 has closed-string open-well staircase. Much panelling; Jacobean chimney pieces, including one which originated in Cosyn's House, Quayside, and came here via Eastfield Hall, Warkworth. Rear wing of No. 41 rebuilt for Lord Gort, incorporating many genuine C17 features from other houses; at this time the first floor ceiling, in Jacobean style, was added to the main house. Historical note; famous as the house from which Bessie Surtees, a merchant's daughter, eloped with the future Lord Eldon, Chancellor of England. Being restored at time of survey. Nos. 42 and 43 are subsumed in this house.

Listing NGR: NZ2516863845

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