SALTWELL TOWERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1248550
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1973
Statutory Address:
SALTWELL TOWERS, EAST PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SALTWELL TOWERS, EAST 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 25455 60973

Details

1. EAST PARK ROAD 5099 (west side)

NZ 2560 10/37 23.1.73 Saltwell Towers (also known as Saltwell Park Mansion) II

2. A large house standing in Saltwell Park (formerly the estate of the house), built in 1871 for William Wailes, the stained-glass manufacturer. The style of the building is largely a mixture of Gothic and Elizabethan with some French influence. The general external appearance is dominated by asymmetrical towers, steeply pitched roofs, plain and crenellated parapets and tall chimney-stacks.

Dark brick with yellow brick dressings and some yellow brick decorative patterns.

The south front is of 2 storeys. Square projecting corner-turrets with crenellated parapets, and a taller turret projecting towards the right end. This turret rises through the ground floor and first floor as a 3-sided bow with 3 single lights per storey. It continues upwards through the main parapet to form a third-storey room in the roof. The turret has its own parapet with stone string-courses, sloping stone capping and fish-scale tiled roof of very steep pitch. This roof has 3 triangular sides, corresponding to the sides of the bow-front below, and is continued back to cover the turret. Along the roof-ridge runs a decorative wrought-iron railing with open work decorative finials at each end. The main south front has a continuous parapet with sloping stone capping and a stone string course. A second stone string course divides the storeys. Large plate-glass windows of 4 lights with mullions and single transom, and one opening casement each. In recessed bay towards the middle, a square-headed doorway with rectangular fanlight over and 12-panel door. Large 2-storey bow front on west side of similar character, but with heraldic devices set into parapet. On north side, a 3-storey projecting entrance tower with crenellated parapet and polygonal stair-turret rising above parapet level to a circular pyramidal roof with decorative weather-vane. Projecting wooden porch with curved roof. Some of the original panelling commissioned from Gerrard Robinson is preserved in the Shipley Art Gallery.



Listing NGR: NZ2545560973

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
430209
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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Date: 04 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12612/30
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