Description: Thermal Syndicate Offices
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303410
OS Grid Reference: NZ2974965744
OS Grid Coordinates: 429749, 565744
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9854, -1.5366
WALLSEND NEPTUNE ROAD (east side)
NZ 26 NE
Thermal Syndicate offices
Offices. Circa 1906 for Thermal Syndicate.
Brick with ashlar dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof. Free Baroque style.
2 storeys, 9 windows; gables over entrance in bays 4 and 5 and over 2 right end
bays. Elliptical-headed surround to double door and overlight in prominent
Ionic doorcase with paired, banded pilasters, dentilled cornice and broken
segmental pedimented hood with carved soffit. Wood mullioned-and-transomed
windows, of 6 and 8 lights, on ground floor; cross windows on first floor,
those under gables with stone-mullions and transoms; double keystones under
right gable rise to tall segmental pediment containing roundel. Central gable
over door has tall consoled pediment containing round-headed keyed window.
Ball finials to gables. Hipped roof has ashlar-corniced brick ridge chimneys.
Historical note: the syndicate was formed in 1903 to develop the technique
of fusing quartz for the manufacture of acid-and-heat-resistant vessels.
Source: W. Richardson, History of the Parish of Wallsend. Newcastle 1923
pp349-353. Listed for industrial-historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2974965744
Source: English Heritage
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