Description: Mercantile Building
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304790
OS Grid Reference: NZ2536263887
OS Grid Coordinates: 425362, 563887
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9690, -1.6054
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE QUAY SIDE
24/368 Nos. 15-23 (Mercantile
Offices. 1883 by J. C. Parsons for Thomas Harper. Sandstone ashlar; roof of
Welsh slate. 3 storeys and attics, 7 bays. 3 internal steps up to central double
door in architrave; right end entrance to yard behind has round arch with voussoirs
and keystone. Architraves to all windows, sashes paired except in end and centre
bays. Deep cyma moulding to plinth between pilasters to ground floor sill band.
Upper floors have sill strings. Each floor has entablature, with frieze pulvinated
above windows, door and yard arch. Wreath carving on frieze above paired windows,
which have pediments to each pair, segmental on first floor, (except top floor
which has dentilled cornice breaking forward over windows, and small segmental
pediments). High panelled and coped roof parapet with end urn finials; 2 paired
dormers in entablature under carved pediments with cartouches.
Listing NGR: NZ2536263887
Source: English Heritage
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