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1863


Newcastle


Benwell, Benwell Hall


Benwell


NZ26SW


Domestic


House


Country House


Post Medieval


C18


Demolished Building


Little trace of Benwell Hall, which was situated on the north side of Ferguson's Lane, west of the junction with Gretna Road, remains today. Benwell Hall was built of brick, probably during the second half of the 18th century. Later extensions were added during the 19th century, possibly to the designs of Dobson. The original house was symmetrical, two storeys in height and five bays wide. William Surtees, the brother of Bessie Surtees, was resident in the house in the 18th century. Despite considerable public opposition, the house was demolished in 1982.


2084


6461


NZ20846461



<< HER 1863 >> T. Faulkner & P. Lowery, 1996, Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland, p 12-13; Notes from I Farrier, 2015, West Newcastle Picture History Collection; Robert Shafto's will, 1779, NRO 324/J8; Sale of Benwell Lodge land 1781, NRO 00324/J/14; Manorial Records MBE 1.122 & 126 (NRO)

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