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Former Cooperative Wholesale Society Printing Works, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Former Cooperative Wholesale Society Printing Works

Grade: II
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

Location: A186, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6AL

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE4 6AL

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Listing Text

(west side)
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

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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