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Housing Department Area Offices, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Housing Department Area Offices

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304359

OS Grid Reference: NZ1649265562
OS Grid Coordinates: 416492, 565562
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9844, -1.7438

Location: Chapel Court, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8LU

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE15 8LU

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Listing Text


7/39 Housing Department Area Offices.


Council offices. 1910 by E. Cratney for Newburn Urban District Council. English
bond brick with ashlar quoins and dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof with
lead-covered ventilator and pediment. L-plan. Baroque style. Basement, 2 storeys
and attic; 5 by 3 bays and 9 in left return. Central 4-panelled double door and
overlight with diagonal glazing bars in stone Ionic doorcase with open and broken
segmental pediment containing tall cartouche with cipher of Newburn Urban District
Council. Wreath carving around double-keystoned architrave of window over door;
garlands flank bracketed keystone of roundel in open segmental pediment above.
Gauged brick flat arches, moulded stone sills and brick aprons to windows, all
sashes with glazing bars; narrow, spaced stone quoins from ground floor band to
modillioned eaves cornice. Hipped roof has domed and corniced square ventilator with
pilasters; 2 corbelled-out end brick chimneys with gabled buttresses; 3 rear
chimneys. Hipped roof also to 4 rear bays of left return.

Listing NGR: NZ1649265562

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Source: English Heritage

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