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Exchange Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Exchange Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304789

OS Grid Reference: NZ2531863871
OS Grid Coordinates: 425318, 563871
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9688, -1.6060

Location: B1600, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3DE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 3DE

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Listing Text

24/351 No. 9 (Exchange
Office block, incorporating No. 9-15 Lombard Street, No. 16 Queen Street and
Nos. 6-10 King Street. Circa 1861 - 2 by Parnell. Rectangular block with large
central light well. Basement and 4 storeys, with 5-storey central section;
3:5:3 bays x 3:10:3. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Shallow central porch
contains steps up to panelled double door and overlight recessed in surround of
panelled pilasters and keyed arch flanked by pilasters; high plinth supports
paired Tuscan columns and entablature. Above this, a tripartite window has coped
balcony with Ionic columns to centre entablature breaking forward under segmental
pediment; second-floor tripartite window with segmental heads and central key
under pediment; shallow balcony. Rusticated ground floor has round-headed
windows, those in second bays from ends flanked by tall narrow windows in
pilasters with paired brackets to first floor balustraded balcony. Ionic first-
floor window surrounds under segmental pediments; floor above has similar
treatment to that of centre bay. All windows sashes, with architraves to those
not in classical surrounds; those on first floor have balustraded aprons and
flanking pilasters; those on second floor have segmental heads with keyed cornices;
third-floor windows have round heads in the centre section, square in the outer
bays, under prominent modillioned cornices on long brackets. Centre section has
top cornice above plainer windows. Attics have architraves to windows except
the central which is Venetian, all under alternate pediments, with intermediate
balustraded parapet. Mace finials. Historical note: the site was made available
by a disastrous fire. Source: F. W. Dendy 'The six Newcastle chares destroyed by
the fire of 1854'. Archaeologia Aeliana 2nd series XII 241-257.

Listing NGR: NZ2531863871

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Source: English Heritage

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