Ethel Williams Hall (formerly known as the Northern Counties Orphanage)


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Ethel Williams Hall, Front Street


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Statutory Address:
Ethel Williams Hall, Front Street

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

North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27309 68512


NZ 26 NE 6/5 LONGBENTON FRONT STREET (north side) Ethel Williams Hall (formerly known as the Northern Counties Orphanage) (formerly listed as Ethel Williams Hall (part), previously listed as North house)

GV II Vicarage; orphanage in C20; now university hall of residence.Circa 1734 for C.Hayton; c.1757 entrance hall and dining room. Coursed irregularly-squared sandstone; Welsh slate roof with flat stone gable coping on curved kneelers at rear, renewed kneelers at front. Ashlar front and brick rear chimneys. Two storeys and attics; five windows. Renewed door with overlight in flat stone surround in fourth bay. Plain narrow sashes in wide boxes; flat stone lintels and sills. Two later hipped dormers, with glazing bars, in double-span roof.

Interior shows panelled room at front left with plain, bracketed, chimney piece; ceiling concealed by inserted ceiling; lugged pedimented architrave to door to rear room; partly-replaced ramped handrail to stair; some two-panelled cupboard doors and internal shutters.

Sources: (Besley) Desultory Notices of the Church and Vicarage of Long Benton, Newcastle, 1843 p.10. M. Hope Dodds History of Northumberland vol. XIII 1930, p.400.

Listing NGR: NZ2730968512


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Books and journals
Desultory Notices of the Church and Vicarage of Long Benton Newcastle, (1843), 10
Dodds Hope, M, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parishes of Heddon on the Wall Newburn Long Benton Wallsend Chapelries Gosforth Cramlington Townships Benwell Elswick Heaton Byker Fenham Jesmond, , Vol. 13, (1930), 400


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

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Date: 22 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03172/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs J.H. Black. Source Historic England Archive
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