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Description: General Post Office and Area Balustrade
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304829
OS Grid Reference: NZ2492863968
OS Grid Coordinates: 424928, 563968
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9697, -1.6121
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ST. NICHOLAS' STREET
23/489 General Post Office and
17.12.71 area balustrade
Post office. 1871-74 by James Williams. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible.
Classical style. 4 storeys, 3 bays. 2 superimposed Giant Orders: Roman Doric on
2 lower floors and Corinthian above. Fluted ground-floor band. Central porch in
antis contains recessed double door and overlight, flanked by narrow windows;
tripartite sash window above. Sashes in outer bays flanked by pilasters. First
floor entablature has triglyph and guttae frieze. Sash windows in architraves,
those on second floor with apron balustrades and bracketed pediments, the central
segmental on Ionic pilasters. Third floor patterned sill band. Rusticated quoins
and top entablature with central panel: POST OFFICE in low relief. Wide dentilled
eaves cornice. One bay set back at right in plainer style. Stone area balustrade
with chamfered moulded coping.
Listing NGR: NZ2492863968
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Source: English Heritage
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