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1814


Gateshead


Winlaton Hall


Winlaton


NZ16SE


Domestic


Dwelling


House


Post Medieval


C18-C19


Documentary Evidence


Once a seat of the Roman Catholic Hodgsons of Hebburn, Winlaton passed c.1700 to Sir William Blackett, who leased it to Sir Ambrose Crowley, Tyneside industrialist (d.1713). In 1704 Crowley used the Hall as a chapel, later as a house, offices and warehouse. It was vacated in 1753. Crowley probably added the curious fa├žade of battlemented corner-towers with a Dutch gable between. An inscribed gable stone read "Crowley and Belts Castle 1864" (two Belt sisters sold provisions in part of it c.1830). The part of the Hall in domestic use was described as "well-situated, fit for a gentleman's family.. With several houses and smith's shops". Joseph Laycock came to Winlaton in the early C18 to manage Crowley's works. His grandson Joseph Laycock (1798-1881) rebuilt the residential part of the Hall c.1835, but later moved to Low Gosforth House. In 1896 the Hall was the seat of H.W. Grace; it was later owned by Matthew Kirsop. Demolished in 1928.


1758


6246


NZ17586246



<< HER 1814 >> Winlaton, historical facts; P. Meadows and E. Waterson, 1993, Lost Houses of County Durham, p 25

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