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Gem House and Messrs Reid and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Gem House and Messrs Reid and Company

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304417

OS Grid Reference: NZ2490364439
OS Grid Coordinates: 424903, 564439
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9740, -1.6125

Location: High Friar Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5AU

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 5AU

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Listing Text


20/112 Nos 23, 25 and 27 (Gem House
and Messrs. Reid and Co.)


Shop and offices. 1904 by Newcombe and Newcombe for Robert Herron; circa 1906
shop for Reid and Sons. Sandstone ashlar; slate roof. Free style with art-nouveau
shop details. 3 storeys and attics; 2 wide bays. Shop has curved windows to
recessed entrance and scrolled brass name plaques below windows; flowing glazing
bars to window heads and to mirror soffit; much carved ornament to 2 recessed
doors. Bracketed fascia below 2 wide shallow bows with pilasters of different
Orders on each floor, Roman Doric, Ionic and Corinthian framing 3 sashes in
each bow. Serpentine dentilled top cornice. Roof balustrade with tall spike
finials. 2 wide attic windows of 3 sashes in pilasters under scrolled pediments.
Mansard roof.

Listing NGR: NZ2490364439

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Source: English Heritage

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