Long before the Manor of Hebburn was subsumed by the conurbation of Newcastle upon Tyne, the estate was acquired by the Ellisons, a family of merchant adventurers of Newcastle. Robert Ellison, Sheriff and Member of Parliament for Newcastle, replaced the 14th-century Tower house with a new manor house in the mid 17th century and again in the late 1700's .
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His descendant Henry Ellison ( who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1734) rebuilt the property in a somewhat grander style in 1790, creating, it is said with the assistance of architect William Newton, a three-storey, nine-bay mansion house. Improvements were made about 1819 by architect John Dobson.
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