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Old Assembly Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Old Assembly Rooms

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304552

OS Grid Reference: NZ2460764061
OS Grid Coordinates: 424607, 564061
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9706, -1.6171

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 5XN

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Listing Text

(north side)
14/6/54 Old Assembly Rooms
G.V. II*
Assembly Rooms. 1774-6 by William Newton; financed by public subscription. Sand-
stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Classical style. 3-storey, 3-bay centre and 2-
storey, one-bay wings. Circa 1900 rearrangement of entrance has doors flanking
centre bay in rusticated ground floor. Giant Ionic Order (capitals after the
Erectheion), paired at ends, and pediment to main block. First floor centre
window round-headed, side windows pedimented, all in architraves; smaller second-
floor sashes. Sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals, the upper in
arched recesses, in wings. Floor bands; impost bands to wings. Hipped roofs on
wings. Interior shows classical decorative work of high quality in main rooms of
both floors, with sensitive use of Orders and delicate ceiling plasterwork;
carved chimney-pieces and enriched doorcases.

Listing NGR: NZ2460764061

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Source: English Heritage

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