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County Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: County Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304450

OS Grid Reference: NZ2509063897
OS Grid Coordinates: 425090, 563897
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9691, -1.6096

Location: 8-18 Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

24/145 County Hall


County offices. Lower and front part 1910 by J. A. Bain. Rear, right extension
down to the Side, and top storeys 1933 by Cackett, Dick and McKellar. Sandstone
ashlar; roof not visible. 6 storeys, 14 bays to Castle Garth; l0 storeys, 9 bays
on right return to the Side. Classical style. Central double door in Greek
Doric porch with triglyph frieze and prominent dentils in high entablature. 6
bays either side have central 4-bay projections. Rusticated ground floor with
cornice has sashes in plain reveals. Giant Ionic Order above, pilasters at
corners and half-columns defining bays of projections, with architraves to
windows. Alternate pediments to the first floor in projections, the central
windows on each floor paired. Moulded sills on second floor. Second floor
cornice. Plain third floor has cornice with parapet to outer bays; 2 top storeys
to central 5 bays, with raised balustrade on top. Later additions set back at
each side on upper floors. Cartouche above porch has Northumberland County Arms.
Until 1974 this was a detached part of the County of Northumberland.

Listing NGR: NZ2509063897

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

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