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NZ 16 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WEST ROAD (north side) 7/559 No. 800 (Bishop's House) (Formerly listed as East 14.6.54 Denton Hall) I 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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Books and journals
Tomlinson, W W , Denton Hall and its Associations, (1893)
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. 8, (1930), 185-200


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: 25 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03767/18
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