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Hawthorn Towers (demolished)

Hawthorn Towers was a gothic county house in Hawthorn Dene, to the east of Hawthorn, built in 1821 by John Dobson.  The Pemberton family bought the property in the late 1850s and remained in residence until c.1910. During the Second World War Hawthorn Towers was requisitioned by the Military. In 1949 the Pemberton Family sold and the house became ruinous following several arson attacks. Hawthorn Towers was demolished in 1969 after part of the building collapsed and a boy was killed.[1] Today, no evidence of Hawthorn Towers remains. Howevever, the remains of the private railway platform that served the house can still be seen in Hawthorn Dene.[2]

Hawthorn John Dobson (1787 - 1865) Hawthorn Dene Nature Reserve Demolished 1821
Post Medieval Gothick House 430 Meters from Hawthorn Quarries, Hawthorn Tower (Hawthorn)
- "Although medieval in appearance Hawthorn Tower was entirley 19th century. It was built in 1821 for Major Anderson of Newcastle by the architect John Dobson also of Newcastle. It was …

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Keys to the Past HER: D3830
Grid ref: NZ439461


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