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Bishop's House, East Denton Hall

Internal Alterations to Grade I Listed Building

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East Denton Hall, a Grade I listed building, dating from the early seventeenth century, is a fine example of the Jacobean style and has been the official residence of the Bishop of Newcastle since 1941.


The Bishop’s residence before this being at Sandyford House, Newcastle and before this at Tynemouth.


Nicholson Nairn Architects were employed by the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle to assist in the carrying out of internal alterations.


This involved, not only satisfying the requirements of the Local Authority Planning and Conservation Officers but the County Historic Buildings Officer, the County Archaeologist and English Heritage.


A successful application was prepared by Nicholson Nairn that included a full historic assessment and record of the existing building and a full photographic and measurement survey of the areas that were to be altered.


The basic proposal was to ‘open up’ the existing dining hall of the ground floor of Denton Hall. This would involve the removal of a ground floor wall, incorporating two doorways reclaimed from a previous Bishops House. The existing wall was constructed during the 1940’s.

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