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Description: Moot Hall
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304451
OS Grid Reference: NZ2511163866
OS Grid Coordinates: 425111, 563866
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9688, -1.6093
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH
24/146 Moot Hall (formerly
17.12.71 listed in Castle Ward,
Courts. 1811 by John Stokoe; alterations 1877 by W. Crozier, Durham County
Architect, and later. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Greek revival style.
2 storeys; 1:3:3:3:1 bays, 11 in all. 6 full-width steps, breaking forward to
central pedimented tetrastyle Doric portico. Renewed double doors at centre and
in slightly projecting end bays. Sash windows in plain reveals, glazing bars to
those on ground floor. Bands at ground floor lintels and first floor level.
Eaves fascia and cornice; high coped parapet. 3 late C19 square tapered lamps
on elaborate brackets over door. Each end has oval marble mount holding cast
iron drinking fountain with lion mask tap; cups removed. 1877 alterations
included insertion of full-width steps between end and centre pavilions; filling-
in of rear portico; interior remodelling. Interior shows some original cornices,
door and window architraves and shutters to original window. Massive studded
doors to basement cells with very sturdy hinges and bands; manacles attached to
wall of cell. Historical note: until 1974 this was a detached part of the County
of Northumberland. Contemporary accounts give William Stokoe as architect;
elevational drawings are signed by John. Source: Laing Art Gallery catalogue.
Tyneside Classical Tradition. Tyne and Wear County Museums 1980, p.14.
Listing NGR: NZ2511163866
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Source: English Heritage
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