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Chaucer Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Chaucer Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304571

OS Grid Reference: NZ2470464112
OS Grid Coordinates: 424704, 564112
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9710, -1.6156

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Grainger Street (N-bound) NE1 5JE

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

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Listing Text

(west side)
17/12/71 Nos. 53 to 61 odd
(Chaucer buildings)
Shops, offices and Freemasons Hall. Circa 1869; probably by Gibson Kyle. Sand-
stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof with stone gable coping. Venetian Gothic style.
3 storeys and attics; 9 bays. Central renewed door and overlight under shouldered
lintel on shafts with stiff-leaf capitals. Bracketed cast iron balcony above.
C20 shops; ground-floor cornice. Arcaded first floor has paired round-headed
windows except for central window of 3 lights. Top floor has gable over 3 left
bays with tall, paired 2-light windows under roundel with carved ornament;
crocketed gable moulding on curved kneelers has clove finial. Bays to right
have nook shafts to alternately cusped and segmental-headed windows, that over
entrance projecting slightly. Corbel table above these bays supports balustrade
and gabled dormers in alternate bays; moulded kneelers and clove finials.
Ashlar chimneys.

Listing NGR: NZ2470464112

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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