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Axwell Park (Axwell Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Thomas Clavering

    House & Family History: During the 18th century the Clavering family became one of the most prominent and wealthy families in County Durham through their ownership of extensive coal mines. During the 1920s some of the interiors of Axwell were lost when the House was converted into institutional use as a home for young offenders. By 2003 Axwell had been empty for over 10 years and had been repeatedly vandalized. In 2005 Axwell was purchased by a development company who converted the mansion house and outbuildings into condos and flats.

    Comments: Axwell is considered the finest 18th century house in County Durham.

  • Architect: James Paine Jr.

    Date: 1758
    Designed: House for Sir Thomas Clavering

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    Architect: John Dobson

    Date: 1817-18
    Designed: Altered House

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  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Thomas Clavering, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

    Ownership Details: Convertred to condos in 2016.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No