Tyne and Wear HER(6365): Benwell, West Acres - Details
Benwell, West Acres
In 1888 Sir Benjamin C. Browne, Mayor of Newcastle two years earlier, purchased this Victorian mansion from Percy Westmacott. Within ten years it was suffering from subsidence and in 1930 was sold to the builder Harry Kindred who redeveloped the site with the present West Acres Crescent estate. West Acres Houses faced east in seven acres of ornamental and wooded gardens on the southern side of the West Road, bounded by Fox and Hounds Lane to the east. An attractive lodge stood on the main road.
2nd edition Ordnance Survey map; T. Faulkner and P. Lowery, 1996, Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland, p 30