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Princes Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Princes Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304801

OS Grid Reference: NZ2527663921
OS Grid Coordinates: 425276, 563921
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9693, -1.6067

Location: Queen Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3UQ

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

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Listing Text

(north side)
24/350 Nos. 1 to 23 odd
(Princes Buildings)
Offices. Circa 1863. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Complete block. 4
storeys. The chief architectural elevation comprises Nos. 11-23 (odd) Queen
Street. No. 11 is of six bays canted in the centre so that the main elevation
reads making a balanced composition. Ground floor articulated by plain
pilasters with original shopfronts between. First and second floors have giant
pilasters to Nos. 11 and 23, Tuscan columns with heavy entablature to Nos. 13-21.
Fourth and fifth floors giant pilasters again to Nos. 11 and 23. Central houses
have moulded architraves to fourth floor windows. Heavy cornice on brackets,
pedimented dormer. Pierced parapets to Nos. 11 and 23. Large stacks with
bracketed cornices. Roofs not visible from street. Nos. 3-9 (odd) have a plainer
elevation with a fourteen-bay arcade on the first and second floors. No. 1 has
a classical treatment with a canted corner of bays to Akenside Hill.
The roofline has been interfered with by the Tyne Bridge. East flank to King
Street and rear facade to Akenside Hill have a lesser architectural character.
No. 23 Queen Street frames an important view of All Saints Church together with
No. 25 (q.v.).

Listing NGR: NZ2527663921

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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