Close House :: Shared Description

Close House was built in 1779 for the private use of the Bewicke family on the site of an earlier monastic house. The mansion and estate were sold in 1953 and bought for the sum of £13,190 by James Rutherford and Sons who sold it on to Kings College, later the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1960 who had it refurbished in 1994 for £1,000,000.

The University sold the whole Estate to local business man Graham Wylie in 2004 and it reopened as a hotel and golf venue in 2005. LinkExternal link

In March 2014 it was reported that former computing millionaire, Graham Wylie, announced plans to convert Close House Hotel into a private home for his family. He is said to have invested an estimated £50m since buying it from Newcastle University 10 years ago. LinkExternal link
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by Andrew Curtis
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NZ1265 : Ravens Dene, west of Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Sculpted tree trunk, Close House Golf Course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Lane north of Walled Garden, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Creation of new golf course, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Ornamental parkland and view south from Close House mansion by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Bridge west of Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Old field boundary north of West Wood by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Driving Range, Close House Golf Course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Chip over the wall by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Spectator sport by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Rearing Stallion driftwood sculpture, Close House Golf Course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Anaerobic digestor, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Sheep grazing north-west of Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1365 : Pond on Close House golf course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Old track through plantation at Broomy Hill by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Close House Lodge by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Close House mansion & Heddon on the Wall from the golf course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1365 : Golf Course, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1365 : New pond on Close House Golf Course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : 18th Hole, Close House Golf Course for  PGA Seniors Event by Andrew Curtis
NZ1266 : Close House golf range in the morning mist by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Cricket Pavilion - Close House golf course by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : 'Cowen M England' firebrick, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Skelton Park Ironstone Pillar, Close House by Andrew Curtis
NZ1265 : Close House Orangery by Andrew Curtis

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Created: Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018

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