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Description: Bewick House
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304405
OS Grid Reference: NZ2452463926
OS Grid Coordinates: 424524, 563926
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9694, -1.6184
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BEWICK STREET (east side)
23/102 Bewick House
Offices. 1884; by Austin and Johnson, for Tyne Improvement Commission; 1911
3 floors added by W.H. Wood. Now Port of Tyne Authority offices. Sandstone
ashlar on pink granite plinth; roof of plain tiles.4-storey centre, 5-storey
wings, and attics; 2:3:2 bays. Double door, under pulvinated frieze and
fanlight with ornamental iron grille, in hollow-chamfered reveal. Rusticated
ground floor. Bracketed sills and keyed voussoirs to ground floor windows
under Greek-key band; projecting wings have first floor windows in pedimented
Gibbs surrounds; arcaded central bays have balcony, and panelled soffits, to
round-headed windows; first floor dentilled cornice. Ionic colonnade and
balustrade to central third floor windows, flanked by windows in lugged
architraves. All sashes except for arcaded leaded lights. Cartouches with
arms of constituent authorities under deep, bracketed top cornice. 3 central
dormers have lugged architraves and pediments. Wings have similar windows on
fourth floor under dentilled cornices and high hipped roofs, each with a
dormer in Ionic surround. High, corniced ashlar chimneys.
Listing NGR: NZ2452463926
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Source: English Heritage
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