Hethpool House

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    "here are ruined remains of a C14th tower house (or pele) in the grounds. Hethpool House itself dates to the late C17th and was the former seat of Admiral Lord Collingwood. The house was rebuilt in 1919 by George Reavell of Alnwick for Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland, a Tyneside industrialist, in an Arts & Crafts Style. The round tower with the tall conical roof, and a second lower tower below, were added in 1928 by Robert Mauchlen, inspired by Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House NS3083 : The Hill House, Helensburgh LinkExternal link Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland (1867-1953) was chairman of a successful cargo shipping business and other companies in Newcastle. He owned the Newcastle Chronicle newspaper and was President of the Chamber of Shipping. He became Sheriff of Newcastle in 1916–1917 and Lord Mayor in 1918–1919. He was the last private owner of Dunstanburgh Castle which he donated to the nation in 1929, and was also a previous owner of Close House. He was a generous benefactor, instrumental in the establishment of Newcastle Medical School and development of the Dental School, which was named the Sutherland Dental School in his honour." Photo by here are ruined remains of a C14th tower house (or pele) in the grounds. Hethpool House itself dates to the late C17th and was the former seat of Admiral Lord Collingwood. The house was rebuilt in 1919 by George Reavell of Alnwick for Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland, a Tyneside industrialist, in an Arts & Crafts Style. The round tower with the tall conical roof, and a second lower tower below, were added in 1928 by Robert Mauchlen, inspired by Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House NS3083 : The Hill House, Helensburgh LinkExternal link Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland (1867-1953) was chairman of a successful cargo shipping business and other companies in Newcastle. He owned the Newcastle Chronicle newspaper and was President of the Chamber of Shipping. He became Sheriff of Newcastle in 1916–1917 and Lord Mayor in 1918–1919. He was the last private owner of Dunstanburgh Castle which he donated to the nation in 1929, and was also a previous owner of Close House. He was a generous benefactor, instrumental in the establishment of Newcastle Medical School and development of the Dental School, which was named the Sutherland Dental School in his honour. " Photo by Andrew Curtis, 20102, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3153764
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
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  • Nigel McMurray on Sept. 15, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

    This entry is largely correct but is duplicated within itself.
    Some art historians consider this to be a fine example of the Arts & Crafts Style but in reality is simply a robust Northumbrian farm house albeit with an Arts & Crafts "natural garden" to the rear and Arts & Crafts workers cottages adjacent.
    The "addition by Robert Mauchlin" is in the Scots Baronial Style with no obvious inspiration from Rennie Mackintosh' Hill House in Helensburgh.
    Arthur Munro Sutherland had neither ownership nor links with Close House near Heddon in Northumberland. This oft repeated error stems from in incorrect entry in a Royal Grammar School "Old Novocastrians Magazine".

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