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The Governor's House, Palace Green (Berwick upon Tweed)

The Governor's House, Palace Green, Berwick.
The Governor's House, Palace Green, Berwick.

The Governor's House was home to the Military Governor of the Garrison of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The building stands on the east side of the Green. It was built in about 1719 and designed by the famous architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. It has a central building with two wings on each side. An earlier governor's house probably lies beneath this one. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law,

Reference number:N2476
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Heritage statement in respect of buildings at Governor's House, Palace Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed 2008; CgMs Consulting

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed


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