Hebburn Hall


Hebburn Hall (aslo known as Ellison Hall) is a 17th century manor house in Hebburn, largely rebuilt in 1790-1792.[1] It was built on the site of a 14th Century pele tower.[2] The hall had further alterations made in 1819 by John Dobson for the Ellison family. St John’s Church was built in 1887 on the site of the former service wing of the Hall. The east wing was used as an infirmary from 1897 up to 1976. Later the Hall was used as a Freemasons Masonic lodge. This closed in 1999, when the hall was purchased to be converted to residential use. The Hall is a Grade II listed building.

Hebburn Hall also known as Ellison Hall is a 17th-century country mansion, which has been converted into residential apartments and houses, situated at Hebburn, South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear . It is a Grade II listed building.

Long before the Manor of Hebburn was subsumed by the conurbation of Newcastle upon Tyne, the estate was acquired by the Ellisons, a family of merchant adventurers of Newcastle. Robert Ellison, Sheriff and Member of Parliament for Newcastle, replaced the 14th-century Gower house with a new manor house in the mid 17th century.

His descendant Henry Ellison ( who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1734) rebuilt the property in a somewhat grander style in 1790, creating, it is said with the assistance of architect William Newton, a three-storey, nine-bay mansion house. Improvements were made about 1819 by architect John Dobson.

Hebburn Hall is a good example of a building in the Tyneside Classical tradition of the Dobson era.

When Henry's son Cuthbert (High Sheriff in 1808) died without male issue in 1860, the estate passed to his nephew Colonel Cuthbert Ellison, then to the colonel's sister, Mary Ellison, in 1867 & finally, in 1870, to Ralph Carr of Dunston Hill, Gateshead & Hedgeley Hall, Northumberland. After this the house soon fell out of use as a residence. At the request of Cuthbert Ellison, from 1871, Ralph Carr was granted permission to style himself Carr-Ellison.

In 1886 the west wing and some outbuildings were converted by architect FR Wilson to use as a church for the new parish of St John the Evangelist and the rectory. The east wing served as an infirmary from 1897 until 1976, and then briefly as a masonic temple.

In 1999 new owners refurbished the dilapidated property and restored it to residential use.

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HEBBURN HALL - List Entry
- "Ellison Hall masonic club. Mostly 1790-2, incorporating earlier house in the western part, with some 1819 alterations. Possibly by William Newton; alterations by John Dobson; for the Ellison family. Sandstone ...

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HEBBURN HALL
- "The present Hebburn Hall dates to the 17th century with late 18th and 19th century alterations. Its predecessor, according to Surtees writing in 1820, was an "old mansion house...built ...

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Historic mansion Hebburn Hall has gone up for sale and could be yours for £1.8m
- Chronicle 19th MAY 2015. "The Georgian building, which is a landmark of the Tyneside town, is steeped in history and has been used as an infirmary and a Freemasons' club...."

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Tyne and Wear HER(1951): Hebburn Hall
- "The Ellison family acquired the manor of North Hebburn in 1658 and South Hebburn in 1777. The big 17th century house was rebuilt in 1790-2, possibly by William Newton and ...

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