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North House, Benton

North House is located on Front Street in Benton, within the Longbenton Conservation Area, and believed to be the site of a vicarage since 1343. The current building, known as North House, dates from the mid 18th Century. Later, the building formed part of the Ethel Williams Hall complex, a halls of residence established by Newcastle University in 1950, named after Dr Ethel Williams, Newcastle’s first woman doctor. The main hall was demolished in the late 1990s for the Williams Park residential development - but North house was retained and was converted back into a private residence in c.2000. North House is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.  

Benton Ethel Williams (1863-1948 ) Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside
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North House, Front Street, Benton

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Ethel Williams (1863-1948 )
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Ethel Williams (1863-1948 )
- Overview About Ethel Williams In 1906 Ethel became the first woman to found a general medical practice in Newcastle, and she was reportedly the first woman to drive a car ...
ETHEL WILLIAMS HALL - Benton - List Entry
- "...formerly listed as North House...House, now university hall of residence. Mid C18 with Cl9 alterations and extensions. Ashlar with plinth; graduated Lakeland slate roof. 2 storeys, 2:5:2 ...

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List number: 1354992
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 7268
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ2734168508


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