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Blandford House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Blandford House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304909

OS Grid Reference: NZ2411563881
OS Grid Coordinates: 424115, 563881
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9690, -1.6248

Location: Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6EF

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

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Listing Text

Blandford House
Former Co-operative warehouse, now Museum Services Headquarters and Archives
Department. 1899 by Oliver and Leeson for C.W.S. Red brick with sandstone and
terracotta dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roofs with copper domes. 4
storeys and 2-storey attics; 13 bays plus projecting left corner bay and set-
back right end bay. Entrances on canted corner and in first and fifty bay in
stone panels with handed rock-faced rustication forming voussoirs and keystones
to round arches. Corner and main entrances have segmental broken pediments with
plaques now holding County Logo. Wrought iron lamp bracket above corner door.
Full-height flat pilasters support attic balcony, over egg-and-dart moulding with
stone brackets, and form elliptical heads to tall sunk panels holding the four
levels of segment-headed windows. Principal windows are on tall second floor and
are 2-light with arched internal heads and stone alternate voussoirs. All windows
sashes with glazing bars. On left corner a tall narrow oriel rests on stone corbel
and rises to ogee dome, with crowning onion domelet and spike finial. Right bay has
canted oriel with similar dome. Interior shows high-quality staircase and director's
suite with marble stairs, walnut panelling, stained glass on top landing showing
large wheatsheaf, and art deco light fittings.

Listing NGR: NZ2411563881

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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