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Sun Insurance Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Sun Insurance Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304516

OS Grid Reference: NZ2483963961
OS Grid Coordinates: 424839, 563961
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9697, -1.6135

Location: Collingwood Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1JE

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

23/206 Nos. 23-29 odd (Sun
Insurance Buildings)


Offices. 1902-4 by Oliver, Leeson and Wood for Sun Insurance Co. Sandstone ashlar
with granite plinth and door surrounds. Copper roof. Free style. 6 storeys, 5 bays
and 3-bay cimved right corner. Central double door in bolection-moulded
architrave with coved rusticated stone surround to that and to fanlight; rusticated
ground floor. Prominent brackets above door support balcony to window in segmental-
pedimented Ionic aedicule with carved sun. Architraves to all windows; bracketed
pediments to those in outer first - floor bays, and cornices on second floor.
Prominent modillioned top cornice. Curved corner has high plinth with cushion
rustication and guilloche band; door in central bay has fluted architrave under
oeil-de-boeuf flanked by large Atlantes, on brackets with much leaf and flower
carving, which support first-floor balcony. Balconies have wrought-iron sun
motif. Right return to Westgate Road continues plinth and has giant Corinthian
pilasters to segmental pediment containing large sunburst. Copper-covered blocking
course ornamented with repeated S. Roof curved over corner bay.

Listing NGR: NZ2483963961

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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