British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Sunlight Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Sunlight Chambers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304406

OS Grid Reference: NZ2484764143
OS Grid Coordinates: 424847, 564143
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9713, -1.6134

Location: Highbridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1UW

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 1UW

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text


20/103 Nos 2 - 4 (even)
Sunlight Chambers.


Offices. 1901-2 by W and S Owen for Lever Bros. Modified Baroque style.
Sandstone ashlar ground floor with mosaic frieze; painted rendered upper floors
with ashlar dressings; roof of French tiles. Art nouveau style. Basement,
3 storeys and attics; 3 bays and five in right return to High Bridge.
Central basement entrance down steps. Hollow-chamfered reveals and alternately-
projecting blocks to door under ornamental iron grille in first bay; similar
surrounds to basement and ground floor windows, with iron grilles to the
former. Ground floor frieze depicting harvest and industry, and cornice
modillioned above door. Architraves to windows above with pulvinated frieze
and cornice on first floor, and tall triple keys to second, all sashes
with glazing bars. Pilaster strips and rendered eaves, frieze with swags
linking keystones; egg-and-dart-moulded cornice. 3 flat dormers have
similar sashes.

Listing NGR: NZ2484764143

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.