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Description: Phoenix House
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304844
OS Grid Reference: NZ2522363901
OS Grid Coordinates: 425223, 563901
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9691, -1.6075
NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE SANDHILL
24/472 No. 18 (Phoenix House)
Offices, Circa 1869 by Parnell for Royal Insurance Company. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh
slate roof. Curved corner site. Basement and 4 storeys; 6 bays to Sandhill, 3 to
curved left corner, 5 to left return to Queen Street. Tuscan pilasters and enta-
blature to ground floor with corner door and overlight in Gothic attached columns
flanked by tall Tuscan columns; emblems of Phoenix Insurance Company in carved
overdoor panel. Giant Corinthian Order above contains windows in architraves, top
corners rounded on second floor, under entablature with prominent second-floor
cornice. Top floor has Palladian arcade under cornice; parapet to corner and end
bays with carved shaped panels; parapet and blocking course have acroteria.
Listing NGR: NZ2522363901
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Source: English Heritage
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