Description: Former Cooperative Wholesale Society Printing Works
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304812
OS Grid Reference: NZ2429664181
OS Grid Coordinates: 424296, 564181
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9717, -1.6220
NZ 2464 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE RUTHERFORD STREET
19/620 Former C.W.S. printing
Printing works. Circa 1890 by F. W. Rich for Co-operative Wholesale Society.
Brick with ashlar dressings; Lakeland slate roof. 4 storeys and attics; 7 x 4
bays, the seventh a canted corner under octagonal tower; gable over 2 left bays.
Ground floor has round keyed brick arch in corner entrance containing swan-neck
pediment over recessed door; flat keyed round heads to door and window in 2 left
bays; wide elliptical keyed and moulded arches elsewhere. Stone ground-floor
entablature supports giant pilasters; second-floor cornice breaks forward over
pilasters, which have stone banded rustication; plain brick pilasters frame
third-floor windows in arched recesses under brick cornice. Wood mullions and
transoms to all windows; double keystones to first-floor moulded segmental arches
and to second-floor square window heads; 3 right bays have pedimented drip string
over banded jambs. Keyed round window in left gable; smaller keyed windows in
tower; linking pilastered parapet has brick coping. steeply-pitched roof; high
dome over tower has moulded lead ribsand balustraded lantern with octagonal stage
under round spirelet with swept eaves and ball-and spike finial.
Listing NGR: NZ2429664181
Source: English Heritage
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