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The Mansion House, Dunton Hill

The Mansion House is a house (apartments) at Mansion Heights, in the Dunstan Hill area of Gateshead. Known as Dunton Hill House, the house (rear north wing) was originally built in the 18th century for John Carr (1667-1739), who had bought the Dunston Hill estate in 1704. The house was enlarged for Ralph Carr (1711-1807), dated 1750 on it's rainwater head. John Carr (1764-1817) faced the house with stone, renewed the roof, changed the entrance from east to north and built dining room and kitchen wing. The house is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Oral tradition says the house was used as a hospital by the time of the First World War. It was a Ministry of Pensions Hospital until 1956, when it came under the administration of Gateshead and District Hospital Management Committee. The house was part of Dunston Hill Hospital, until a modern hospital was built and the main house and some of the grounds were sold for redevelopment in the early 21st century.

Dunston Hill Hospital (1928 - 2012) Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Gateshead
Tyne and Wear HER(5226): Whickham, Dunston Hill House
- "Large house, later converted to a hospital. ....There were three main phases of building after John Carr acquired the property in 1704. Unknown if he started on a virgin site. …

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List number: 1366097
List grade: 2*
Tyne & Wear HER: 5226
Borough: Gateshead
Post code: NE11 9DA
Grid ref: NZ2208061254


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