Axwell House

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Coordinates: 54°57′10″N 1°42′11″W / 54.95278°N 1.70306°W / 54.95278; -1.70306

Axwell Hall, 2003

Axwell House (also Axwell Hall) is a mansion house and Grade II* listed building, situated at Axwell Park, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear.

An early manor house on the site was acquired by James Clavering, a merchant adventurer of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1629 for £1700.[1] In 1758 his descendant Sir Thomas Clavering replaced the house with a substantial mansion and assisted architect James Paine (1712–1789) in the Palladian design of the new house.[2]

The hall was converted for use as the Newcastle Ragged School in 1920.[3]

Having stood empty, neglected and deteriorating the property was acquired in 2005 by property developers for restoration and conversion to residential apartments.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives: Durham Record Office, Clavering Family Papers Ref D/CG7/14-16
  2. ^ Structures of the North East
  3. ^ "Axwell Hall - sitelines.newcastle.gov.uk". twsitelines.info. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  4. ^ nechronicle Administrator (23 June 2005). "Historic hall is set to reopen". nechronicle. Retrieved 4 April 2015.