Scots House

Scots House, Newcastle Road, West boldon GV II* House. Early C18. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Simple block plan with rear wing. 2 storeys, 5 windows. Plinth; 4 square stone steps lead to central door with pedimented Tuscan doorcase; bands at first floor and cills levels; stone cornice and blocking course; open pediment over 3 central bays. Hipped roof. Interior shows open well staircase with 2 turned balusters to a tread, ramped hand-rail with spiral curtail, complete balustrade also on wall side and along landing. One ground floor room has painted and grained trompe l'oeil panelling and an original carved chimney piece. Adam-style ceilings to staircase and one principal room. Door and window woodwork complete.

 Stables at Scots House - GV II Stables, cartshed, hay barn and tack room. Early-mid C19. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings, including plinth, raised quoins and moulded cornice; Welsh slate roof with stone coping and mace finial; one corniced stone ridge chimney. 2 storeys, 9-bay range to north and a high wall linking it to the one-storey, 5-bay south stable range : keyed architraves to the doors except the carriage door in the projecting pedimented centre piece to the north range: this and the window openings have alternating block surrounds. Loading door above carriage entrance has rusticated round architrave and moulded impost blocks and rests on first floor band. There is a corresponding door and arch in the projecting pedimented centre piece to the north front. Dilapidated at time of survey. (now restored 2015) Open wood shelter shed in yard not included.

Scots House Gatehouse

 Scots House gatehouse, Newcastle Road, West Boldon.   - GV II Gatehouse, walls, gates and gate piers. Circa 1890 for H L Pattinson, chemical manufacturer. Brick with stone dressings; flat-tiled roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central carriage entrance of stone; 3-centred arch with keystone and scroll over, resting on Tuscan pilasters. Plain pilasters above the springing extend to first floor band and carry urn-shaped finials. Small 2-light mullioned windows either side of entrance; at first floor a central 4-light window flanked by 3-light windows, all of stone. Stone-coped Flemish shaped gables, at ends and above arch front and rear, have ball finials. Small gable-end windows; Pattinson arms in stone in the front gable. 2 tall brick chimneys. 2 serpentine walls end in 2 square corniced piers with lions holding shields on top. Continuous cornices and coping. Wrought iron gates.

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