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Description: Broadcasting House
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304737
OS Grid Reference: NZ2514564486
OS Grid Coordinates: 425145, 564486
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9744, -1.6087
NZ 2564 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NEW BRIDGE STREET
17/12/71 Broadcasting House
Maternity hospital, now B.B.C. offices and studios. 1826 by John Dobson; land
given by Corporation of Newcastle. Sandstone ashlar with coursed squared stone
returns and rear; low-pitched dark slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 x 7 bays. Tudor
style. Recessed wide centre bay has Tudor-arched surround to renewed door;
corbelled oriel above with Perpendicular tracery. Flanking bays have 2-light
windows below, canopied panels on brackets above; all windows and canopies cusped.
Label moulds. Eaves string; coped parapet. Historical note: Dobson gave his
services free; other expenses were met by public subscription. Source
E. MacKenzie History of Newcastle. Newcastle, 1827; pp. 517-520 'The Lying-In
Listing NGR: NZ2514564486
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