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The John George Joicey Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: The John George Joicey Museum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304462

OS Grid Reference: NZ2522564177
OS Grid Coordinates: 425225, 564177
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9716, -1.6075

Location: A186, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6BF

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 6BF

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Listing Text

(north side)

21/157 The John George Joicey
14/6/54 Museum. (formerly listed
as The Holy Jesus Hospital)

G.V. II*

Almshouses, now museum. 1681, for the Corporation of Newcastle upon Tyne, to
house a master and 39 poor freemen or freemen's widows; heightened later. English
garden wall bond brick; renewed pantiled roof. 3 storeys, 15 windows. 1886 rear
wing. Arcaded ground floor has 30 rubbed and moulded brick arches. First floor
has alternate flat and segmental brick arches to 3-light casements with brick
aprons; central feature of keyed semicircular pediment, breaking second floor string,
rests on mask bracket and has cartouches in tympanum and below. String breaks
forward over flanking pilasters crowned by consoles. Plain second-floor casements.
Moulded floor strings; dog-tooth cornice. Roof with shaped gable ends has corniced
brick chimney stacks. 1886 rear wing in similar style, built as soup kitchen.
Interior shows central stair with turned balusters and high grip handrail with
lion finial. Source: H. Bourne, History of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle 1736,
p. 137.

Listing NGR: NZ2522564177

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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