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Exchange Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Exchange Buildings

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304602

OS Grid Reference: NZ2487564338
OS Grid Coordinates: 424875, 564338
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9730, -1.6129

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 6JN

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Listing Text

(north side)
14.6.54 Nos. 20-36 even
G.V. II*
The left return of Nos. 87-109 Grey Street (Exchange Buildings).

(west side)
14/6/54 Nos. 87 to 109 odd
(formerly listed as
Nos. 87 to 105 odd
Nos. 107 and 109
(Exchange Buildings)
G.V. II*
Incorporates Nos 120-150 odd Grainger Street and Nos 24-36 even, Market Street.
Shops and offices and bank. Circa 1840 for Richard Grainger. The east front of
a triangular block between Market Street, Grainger Street and this street, containing
Central Arcade. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof and lead-covered corner domes.
4 storeys with rounded 5-bay corners; 7:6:7 bays. Central Arcade entrance, with
high rounded hood on modillions over keyed arch inserted 1901 in bay to right of
central pavilion. High office entrance in left bay of central pavilion has steps
up to renewed door in panelled surround with bracketed hood; flower-carved
brackets, dentilled cornice. Ground floor, partly rusticated, has c.1900 shops
with slender pilasters; Tuscan pilasters to panelled double office door at right
end before curved corner. Upper floors have giant Corinthian Order to curved
corners. Plain sashes, those on second floor with moulded sills, under dentilled
cornice; pilasters flank top sashes in plain reveals under cornice; vertical
consoles above pilasters support drum with scroll-carved blocking course and
antefixae on cornice; high ribbed dome has copper Prince of Wales feathers finial.
Central pavilion has giant square Tuscan pilasters; plain reveals to windows in
central 4 bays, architraves to those in outer bays, with bracketed cornices on
first floor. Second floor entablature has dentilled cornice. Pilasters on top
floor and sashes in plain reveals under top cornice. Pierced balustrade above
end bays. Plainer intermediate sections have sashes in plain reveals with moulded
sills on second floor; continuous top entablature with blocking course. Other
facades in similar style.

Listing NGR: NZ2487564338

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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