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7451


Gateshead


Low Fell, Durham Road, Nos. 272 and 274, Enfield Villa


Gateshead


NZ26SE


Domestic


Dwelling


House


Early Modern


C19


Extant Building


DESCRIPTION Built for Thomas Neilson, this is a grand mid-Victorian double fronted villa standing proud on an elevated site. The piano nobile, Tuscan doorcase and two-storey canted bays create a dramatic impression to the front elevation, but even the side entrance is adorned with a pediment and moulded pilasters, and large and prominent quoins. Two broad chimneys crown the gables of the Welsh slate roof, and also have the deeply moulded cornices notable elsewhere as a feature of the property. The blonde sandstone details are prominent against the render to the rest of the building. This is one of the remaining moderately grand villas in Low Fell which happily still remains, and therefore makes a significant contribution to the essential character of the area, as well as being of architectural interest. MATERIALS Blonde sandstone, render ARCHITECT Septimus Oswald DATES 1865 LOCAL LIST


2573


6153


NZ25736153



Gateshead Council Local List Fact Sheet X20/LL/071; Tyne and Wear Archives CB.GA/BC/plan/1865/43

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