Downhill House

`Downhill House 1355079 DOWNHILL LANE West Boldon Enaglish Heritage listed number 1355079. C18. Rendered brick with stone quoins; Welsh slate roof. Simple block plan. 2 storeys; 5 windows, having lost glazing bars, with architraves: central 6-panelled door in architrave with brackets and pediment; band at first floor cill level. Mansard roof has stone coping on moulded kneelers; 4 end brick chimneys. Interior has later staircase balustrade, doors and chimney pieces; window shutters remain. Historical note: this was an early Aged Miners' Home bought by the Boldon miners soon after the Association was founded in 1894, but has since returned to private occupation. Restored and extended as shown in these pictures taken in 2015.

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