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Description: Emerson Chambers
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304415
OS Grid Reference: NZ2482964466
OS Grid Coordinates: 424829, 564466
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9742, -1.6136
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BLACKETT STREET (north side)
20/111 Emerson Chambers
Shops and offices. Circa 1903 by Simpson, Lawson and Rayne. Sandstone ashlar with
dark granite plinth and doorcases; Welsh slate roof with copper domes. Rich Art
Nouveau/Baroque style. 5 storeys and attics; 3 wide bays and canted corner bays.
Curved central section has double door between attached Jacobean Ionic columns
with exaggerated entasis , side lights and fanlight with Art Nouveau glazing
bars. Plainer Ionic cases to shop doors in corner bays; shops have slender
pilasters, with long brackets to cornice, and top flowing glazing bars; that on
right concealed by c.1970 fascia. Upper floors have shallow canted oriels at
varying heights; keystones, scrolled cornices, balustrades, strapwork and top
garlanded frieze; corners have bracketed balconies and round, corbelled-out
turrets. Ornate copper dome over left turret, 2-tiered with oriental finial;
right clock dome in similar style. High central gable, shaped and scrolled,
with 2 round-headed windows and oculus; intermediate square-headed dormers
each have 2 diagonally-placed high pyramidal roofs with swept eaves; similar
roofs to tiers of small lights in high hipped roof. 2 high, corniced ashlar
Listing NGR: NZ2482964466
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Source: English Heritage
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