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Customs House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Customs House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304792

OS Grid Reference: NZ2540063913
OS Grid Coordinates: 425400, 563913
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9692, -1.6048

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

24/462 No. 39 (Customs House)
G.V. II*
Customs House. 1766; refronted 1833 by Sidney Smirke. Sandstone ashlar with plinth;
brick left return and rear; rendered right return. Welsh slate roof with stone
gable copings; brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 5 windows. 2 steps to central double
2-panelled doors and 2-pane overlight in Tuscan porch with blocking course and royal
arms of period 1801-37. Rusticated ground floor has 4 keyed arches, that at left
on yard entry, others containing round-headed sashes with projecting stone sills in
recessed panels. Sill panels to first floor sashes in pedimented Tuscan cases on
first floor band; smaller second-floor sashes in architraves with projecting stone
sills. Glazing bars of late C19 type. First floor band;fluted frieze and dentilled
gutter cornice; coped parapet with pilasters. O.S. bench mark on doorcase.

Listing NGR: NZ2540063913

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Source: English Heritage

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