Benwell Towers


Benwell TowersBenwell Towers is a large house in Benwell, Newcastle. It was built in 1831, designed by John Dobson for Thomas Crawhall. A chapel was added in 1887. The building on Benwell Lane is Grade 2 Listed. The house has had a varied history; It "served as a bishop's palace between 1882 and 1939 and as a Civil Defence Centre during World War II. From about 1946 Benwell Tower housed a miners' training school and was the headquarters for the Mine Rescue Service . The mobile X-ray machines that travelled to the pits were housed here. Benwell Tower was later converted into a nightclub in 1970. It was converted again in 1973, into a hotel. It was also used as a pub called The Mitre until 1989. The building was then used by the BBC as a studio until 2006." (Pastscape)
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017175:Benwell Towers Benwell Lane Benwell Signey James 1968

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015424a:Benwell Tower Benwell Lane Benwell Knowles W.H.

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068042:Benwell Towers Benwell Lane Benwell Unknown post 1881

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026561:Benwell Towers Benwell Lane Benwell Unknown c.1900

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015424b:Benwell Tower Benwell Lane Benwell Knowles W.H.

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017173:Benwell Towers Benwell Lane Benwell Signey James 1968

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Benwell Towers, a glimpse over the wall from Benwell Lane

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Benwell Towers (Mitre Public House) - List Entry
- "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 ...

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BENWELL TOWERS
- Detailed information and history. " A 19th century house constructed on the site of a series of earlier buildings. The first was a timber framed hall house built circa 1165 and ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(139): Benwell tower
- "The earliest reference to a tower is in documents from 1538-39 where it is contained in a list of property lately belonging to the priors of Tynemouth. Both then and ...

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The Mitre

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"Byker" Grove

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An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Building Recording of The Mitre, Benwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Very detailed report (2010). "In November 2010 Archaeological Research Services Ltd were commissioned by Mr Muhammad Zaman to undertake an archaeological photographic building recording and desk-based assessment of The Mitre ...

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Plan of Benwell Tower Estate near Newcastle upon Tyne

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