Tyne and Wear HER(1862): Benwell, Benwell House - Details
Title of image: Benwell House, Benwell, Lane, Benwell
Description: A copy of a drawing of Benwell House, Benwell Lane, Benwell 1830. The view shows Benwell House from the south-east. Benwell House is set in its own grounds. Benwell House was built shortly before 1825. It became Benwell House Hotel in the early 20th century and demolished in 1972.
Additional info: Print black and white
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Buildings Collection
Accession number: NCL 015425
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Benwell, Benwell House
This was built for John Walker of Wallsend shortly before 1825 on the south side of Benwell Lane. In 1848 it was sold to the tanner Jonathan Priestman, having been let to John Cookson, another industrialist. Its garden was said to be large and tastefully laid out, with a fountain. In 1879 the house was sold to Edward Bilton and in 1901 to J. Lamb Ltd., brewers, after which it became the Benwell House Hotel. The Hotel closed in 1968 and was demolished in 1972.
<< HER 1862 >> T. Faulkner & P. Lowery, 1996, Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland, p 14