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Description: 30 and 32, Bridge Street
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238697
OS Grid Reference: NZ1995285915
OS Grid Coordinates: 419952, 585915
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1672, -1.6883
MORPETH BRIDGE STREET
NZ 1985 (South side)
24/211 Nos. 30 and 32
Shops. C17 or early C18 core, largely remodelled early C19. Scored stucco
with Welsh slate roof. Rear wing dressed stone and pantiles.
3 storeys, 3 bays. C20 shop fronts on ground floor. Above raised alternating
quoins. 16-pane sashes in raised surrounds. 2nd floor band, and band at base
of plain parapet. Roof not visible.
Rear wings: L-plan forming courtyard (Old Gaol Yard) with front block and Nos.
26 and 28 (q.v.). Scattered fenestration with 16- and 12-pane sashes. Lead
downpipe and rainwater head dated 1704. South front of rear wing has C18
facade with 2-pane sashes in original openings on 1st floor and segmental-
arched half-dormers above; steeply-pitched gabled roof with kneelers.
Interior: Rear wing has possibly C17 doorway with shouldered lintel in re-
entrant angle with front block. Open-well late C17 or early C18 stair with
large turned balusters and heavily-moulded handrail. Stair well for former
wooden newel stair.
On the site of and incorporating masonry of the Old Gaol and Governors House
founded in 1704. This in turn stood on site of and probably incorporated
masonry of an earlier building shown on map of 1604.
In poor repair at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ1994985916
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Source: English Heritage
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