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Description: Number 56 (County Court) and Gates, Piers and Railings in Front
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304922
OS Grid Reference: NZ2462364031
OS Grid Coordinates: 424623, 564031
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9703, -1.6169
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD
20/570 No. 56 (County Court)
17.12.71 and gates, piers and
railings in front
County Court building. Dated 1864.
Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins to upper floors; dark slate roof. Classical
style. 3 storeys, 5 bays and archway at left. Steps up to double door under fanlight
in right bay; Rusticated ground floor forming voussoirs to end doors, 4 round-headed
windows and left archway. Masks on arch keys. Margined sash windows, shallow seg-
mental-headed on first floor, and square-headed on second, those on upper floors
in architraves which are lugged and keyed on first and have bracketed sills on
second floors. Ground-floor entablature with dentilled cornice; second-floor sill
band and lintel string which supports brackets to top cornice. Low-pitched hipped
roof has tall ashlar chimneys with bracketed cornices. Royal Arms on blocking course
above left archway; ground-floor frieze inscribed COUNTY COURT 1864.
4 square piers flank carriage entrance at left aid pedestrian entrance at right;
flat-coped swarf wall between supports spear-headed wrought iron railings and gates.
Listing NGR: NZ2462364031
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Source: English Heritage
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