Description: St Nicholas' Buildings
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304828
OS Grid Reference: NZ2495363924
OS Grid Coordinates: 424953, 563924
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9693, -1.6117
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD (north
23/488 Nos. 2-10 even
The left return of Nos. 1 - 5 consecutive St. Nicholas' Street (St. Nicholas'
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ST. NICHOLAS' STREET
23/488 Nos. 1 - 5 consecutive
(St. Nicholas' Buildings)
Shops and offices. Circa 1850 by Parnell. Sandstone ashlar with Welsh slate roof;
rendered chimneys. Venetian Renaissance style. 4-storeys, with fifth over left
entrance section and attics over right; 27 bays in all - 5:5:11:5:1, with 5-bay
principal entrance sections flanking 11-bay part. Entrance sections have recessed
double doors in outer bays, with lunettes above flanking 3-bay lunette, with
roundels in carved spandrels, over shops; all lunettes keyed. ll-bay section has
central double door and overlight recessed between Tuscan pilasters. Channelled
rustication to piers flanking other doors and defining some shops. Large raised
numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 on fascias over doors; 5 incised on piers flanking shop
at right. Ground-floor entablature. 1st floor has mullioned-and-transomed 2-
light windows in Tuscan Order; Giant Order above contains cross windows in
hollow-chamfered reveals on second floor and 2-round-headed lights in arches on
Gothic pilasters on third floor. Modillioned eaves cornice. Attic sashes in
3 pedimented aedicules at left and in intermediate bays; in similar aedicules
to dormers at right and in intermediate plain dormers in mansard roof.
See also under Nos. 2-10 (even) Westgate Road.
Listing NGR: NZ2495363924
Source: English Heritage
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