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Northern Assurance Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Northern Assurance Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304511

OS Grid Reference: NZ2489664022
OS Grid Coordinates: 424896, 564022
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9702, -1.6126

Location: Collingwood Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1JF

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

20/201 No. 2 (Northern Assurance
17/12/71 Buildings).


Offices. 1878 by Austin, Johnson and Hicks; later rear addition. Sandstone ashlar
with granite plinth and doorcase; graduated dark slate roof. Palladian style. 3
storeys and attics; 7 bays. Rusticated arcaded ground floor has vermiculate plinth.
Giant Ionic Order frames upper floors. Central doorcase, with fluted pilasters and
pulvinated frieze, and round-headed windows recessed between pilasters. Carved
tympanum above entrance is flanked by large consoles of square first-floor balcony;
serpentine balconies, with bowed railings, to other first-floor windows, all in
architraves under bracketed alternate pediments. Second-floor windows in archi-
traves. Entablature inscribed NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTABLISHED 1836 has
prominent modillioned cornice. Roof has balustrade and pedimented dormers. Right
return to Groat Market of 2 bays, the second later, in similar style.

Listing NGR: NZ2489664022

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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