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Axwell Park and Steps and Balustrades to South

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blaydon, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9527 / 54°57'9"N

Longitude: -1.7031 / 1°42'11"W

OS Eastings: 419112

OS Northings: 562042

OS Grid: NZ191620

Mapcode National: GBR JCK5.2D

Mapcode Global: WHC3P.TS52

Entry Name: Axwell Park and Steps and Balustrades to South

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025206

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303771

Location: Gateshead, NE21

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Blaydon

Built-Up Area: Blaydon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Blaydon and Swalwell

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(south end)

4/6 Axwell Park and
steps and balustrades
to south.

G.V. II*

Large house 1758 by Paine for Sir Thomas Clavering.
Built by John Bell of Durham. Altered 1817 to 1818 by John Dobson.
Ashlar; roof of graduated Lakeland slate. 3 storeys; 3, 3, 3 bays x 1, 3, 1.
South elevation: cornice to rusticated ground floor; central three bays
project under open pediment containing later corbelled arms; blocking course
and cornice to a later central porch with rounded corners containing
double door under stilted fanlight in recessed arch with voussoirs; tall
voussoirs to all ground floor windows. First floor has architrave and
bracketed segmental pediment to central window, architrave and bracketed
pediment to nos. 2 and 8 and floating cornices to others. Most windows
sashes, the attic storey with glazing bars. Modillioned eaves cornice.
Right return of first floor windows round-headed, recessed in
arches over bracketed balcony from which railings have been removed;
segmental bracketed pediment to architrave of central window. Later corbelled
coat of arms in top pediment.
Roof low-pitched, with 4 ridges having 2 corniced ashlar chimneys on each.
Curved coping to balustrade flanking steps to door and curving out to wide
corniced rectangular piers supporting coats of arms; pink granite slabs, round-
ended, on piers adjacent to porch.
Interior: original main staircase removed; principal room has bracketed
corniced doorcase and chimney piece, moulded panels.

Listing NGR: NZ1911262042

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