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Numbers 1-59 Including Lake House, Garnett House, Hodgkin House, Gurney House and Embleton House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Numbers 1-59 Including Lake House, Garnett House, Hodgkin House, Gurney House and Embleton House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304685

OS Grid Reference: NZ2438364754
OS Grid Coordinates: 424383, 564754
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9768, -1.6206

Location: Leazes Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LZ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 4LZ

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Listing Text

15/364 Nos. 1-59 consecutive
14/6/54 and 17/12/71 including Lake House,
Garnett House, Hodgkin
House, Gurney House and
Embleton House
G.V. I
Elongated square of houses varying from 2 to 8 bays; now houses, offices and halls
of residence. 1829-34 by Thomas Oliver for Richard Grainger. Classical style.
Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof with ashlar, brick and rendered chimneys.
Aligned almost north-south; north range forms an oblique angle with west range.
Slight variations in level between sections to accommodate the slope. 3 storeys,
with basements at the south end; 69 bays on west, 36 on north, 86 on east and 21
on south: 212 bays in all. End and centre pavilions have rusticated ground floor,
ashlar basements; giant Corinthian Order above. Pilasters define bays of 5-bay
corner pavilions of long ranges with 3-bays returns on north; end pilasters to
3-bay south returns. Pilasters also define bays of west 3:5:3 and east 3:6:3
central pavillions, the centre blocks projecting under parapets with LEAZES TERRACE
low relief panel, and pilasters. North pavilion of 1:6:1 bays has pedimented
centre with dentilled cornice above rinceau frieze; similar frieze and modillioned
cornice to other pavilions. Steps up to 8-panelled doors and overlights, those
on north with glazing bars, in deep reveals. Plain reveals to sashes, most with
glazing bars, with aprons in pavilions except for top-floor moulded sills. Similar
top-floor sills to intermediate plainer sections, which have anthemion-patterned
first-floor balconies of cast iron except on east. Slender balustrades to central
balconies on north and west. Round-arched carriage entrances at centre of plain
sections of east range. Low-pitched roof. East range Nos. 31-47 being restored
at time of survey. Source: T. Oliver New Picture of Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle
1831 p.98.

Listing NGR: NZ2438364754

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Source: English Heritage

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