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Milburn House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Milburn House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304523

OS Grid Reference: NZ2507063996
OS Grid Coordinates: 425070, 563996
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9700, -1.6099

Location: 23 Dean Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1PG

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2463 NE and (west side)
NZ 2563 NW

21/212, 23/212 and 24/212 Milburn House


Office block. Dated 1905 on plaques; begun 1902. By Oliver, Leeson and Wood.
Dark red granite basement and entrances; rusticated sandstone ashlar ground floor;
brick with ashlar dressings above. Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings.
Triangular plan with 3 light wells. Free Baroque style. Left basement; 5 storeys
and attics; 13 bays. Tower-like first bay, of plain brick with ashlar bands, has
full-height pilaster and banded gable chimney. Basement dies into slope at 8th
(entrance) bay containing double door and fanlight in hollow-chamfered arched
reveal in Ionic doorcase. Similar arches in 4th and 12th bays contain round-
headed windows; sash windows in other bays. Ground-floor cornice, bracketed over
arches to support 3-storey stone-mullioned-and-transomed canted oriels; intermediate
windows have keyed elliptical brick arches on first and second floors, flat stone
lintels in band on third; all sashes with projecting stone sills and upper glazing
bars. Third-floor cornice. Fourth (attic) storey has stilted Diocletian windows,
with drip moulds, above canted bays; and elliptical-headed windows elsewhere.
Top cornice; console bracketed high gables: above the canted bays, contain stone-
mullioned-and-transomed windows in aedicules. High-pitched roof has paired
sashes in dormers. Rounded corner section at left: 5 bays under turret. Rear
to The Side of 20 wide bays, stepping up a steep slope, with varying numbers of
floors and 4 entrances; the highest bay has large top sundial; that next to it
contains niche with bust of Admiral Collingwood and inscription commemorating his
birth in 1748 in a house on that site. Interior has much high quality wood and
bevelled glass; circular balustrade to principal lift well with heraldic glass, by
Laidler of Newcastle, facing light well. Low-relief panels,in Arts and Crafts
painted-leather style, in Dean Street entrance hall; much original detail and Art
Nouveau tiling,the latter overpainted.

Listing NGR: NZ2507063996

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Source: English Heritage

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