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Half Moon Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Half Moon Chambers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304409

OS Grid Reference: NZ2481964150
OS Grid Coordinates: 424819, 564150
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9714, -1.6138

Location: Groat Market, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1UW

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

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Listing Text


20/106 Nos 10-16 even (Half Moon


Public house. Dated 1905 above central door. Begun 1902. By Simpson, Lawson and
Rayne. Red granite plinth and grey granite columns to wide ground-floor windows.
Sandstone ashlar; dark slate roof with copper fishscale turrets. Art Nouveau
style. 3 storeys and attics; 5 bays, the outer ones narrow. Wide yard entrance
in fourth bay; round-headed surrounds to 3 doors with fanlights at left, to left
of yard entrance, and at right end; the central one blocked, all under bracketed
segmental hoods; inscriptions in Art Nouveau lettering above doors "BUILT AD 1550"
REBUILT AD 1905 and HALF MOON CHAMBERS. Ground floor Ionic columns support 3
balconies with bombé railings; first floor cornice on cartouches; rusticated
second-floor Ionic columns and half-columns; sloping pulvinated frieze to top
cornice. Above are consoles of wide central gable with round-headed window
flanked by sashes. Mask brackets to central niche flanked by shafts; scroll
pediment and ball finials. End turrets of oculi in stone surrounds under high
round-hipped fishscale roofs with tall disc-and-spike finials. Intermediate
square-headed dormers have tall diagonally-set pyramidal roofs with swept eaves.

Listing NGR: NZ2481964150

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Source: English Heritage

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