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Latitude: 54.9745 / 54°58'28"N
Longitude: -1.6708 / 1°40'14"W
OS Eastings: 421170
OS Northings: 564485
OS Grid: NZ211644
Mapcode National: GBR JBSX.2K
Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.97M8
Entry Name: The Mitre Public House
Listing Date: 17 December 1971
Last Amended: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186255
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304397
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: Benwell and Scotswood
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Benwell and Scotwood Team
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BENWELL LANE (north side)
11/94 The Mitre Public House
(formerly listed as Benwhll
17.12.71 Towers). -
House, later bishop's house and chapel, now public house. 1831 by John Dobson for
Thomas Crawhall; chapel added 1887. Ashlar with plinth; rendered ashlar and
coursed squared sandstone left wing; Welsh slate roof to chapel. Main house roof
not visible, other roofs graduated Lakeland slate and Welsh slate. Main house:
irregular plan, castle style. 2 high storeys, scattered fenestration. Projecting
third bay contains double panelled door in Tudor arch. Windows of 2, 3 and 4
lights, some blind, with chamfered stone mullions and transoms and drip moulds.
Battlemented parapet to roof with central turret. Left wing: 2 storeys, 8 bays
and 3-bay house at left in plain style; sash windows and blind windows; hipped
roofs. Former chapel at rear in Perpendicular style has 4 bays and linking bay
with oriel window. Interior shows closed-string stair with barley-sugar balustrade,
grip handrail and newels with pendants. Library has Jacobean-style panelling and
ceiling. Panelled ceilings with Tudor bosses in other ground floor rooms; marble
chimney pieces. Historical note: donated in 1881 by J.W. Pease, the Quaker banker,
to the Diocese of Newcastle created in 1882. The previous building on the site,
the home of the Shafto family; incorporated a tower house. Sources: W.H.Knowles
"Benwell Tower, Newcastle" Archaeologia Aeliana series 2 vol. XIX, pp 88-98;
W.S.F. Pickering (ed.) A Social History of the Diocese of Newcastle 1882-1982
1982, pp 47-49.
Listing NGR: NZ2117064485
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