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Alderman Fenwick's House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Alderman Fenwick's House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304778

OS Grid Reference: NZ2504364201
OS Grid Coordinates: 425043, 564201
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9718, -1.6103

Location: Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6SQ

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

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Listing Text

(west side)
14/6/54 No. 98 (Alderman
Fenwick's House)
G.V. I
House, later inn and latterly Liberal Club. Third quarter of C17 with C18
alterations. English garden wall bond brick with moulded brick strings; renewed
pantiled roof. Basement and 4 storeys; 6 bays, the outer bays projecting. Double
door in third bay under pedimented hood on slender posts. Chamfered rusticated
columns support upper floors of projections, that at right containing carriage
entrance with wood lintel. Windows have flat brick arches; deep floor strings.
Ground floor entablature with pulvinated frieze. Renewed stone-coped parapet.
Steeply-pitched front roof has central split giving access to walk behind parapet;
(entered from box at rear above staircase). Rear: end bays gabled, with dog-
tooth strings. Interior shows open-well stair with wide grip handrail and fat
turned balusters through all floors to roof. Full-width first floor panelled
room with strapwork stucco ceiling. Wood-mullioned 2-light windows in end gables
(now blocked by adjacent buildings); roof trusses spring from third floor level.
A rare survival in Newcastle of a merchant's house. The Fenwick family played a
prominent role in the commerce and government of the town. Restoration in progress
at time of survey, and windows are boarded up.

Listing NGR: NZ2504364201

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Source: English Heritage

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