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Westgate Hill School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Westgate Hill School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304937

OS Grid Reference: NZ2320964429
OS Grid Coordinates: 423209, 564429
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9739, -1.6389

Location: Bishop's Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6NY

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

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Listing Text

(north side)
11/585 Westgate Hill School
School. Dated 1898, by Dunn, Hansom and Fenwicke. Red brick with terra-cotta
dressings; Lakeland slate roof. H-plan. 3 storeys, 11 bays. Central 5-bay block has
rusticated ground floor, the rustications forming voussoirs and triple keys to
windows, under string; rusticated pilasters framing first floor bays support
entablature with swell frieze. Flat pilasters on second floor; 3 central bays are
raised and have a tall shaped gable above the entablature, which has date tablet,
swan-neck broken pediment and ball finial. Steeply-pitched hipped roof. Narrow
linking bays to 3-storey wings with stepped gables which have scrolled consoles on
each step. Ground floor windows in centre block and three first-floor windows above
are all round-arched , the outer ones with gauged brick arches and hoodmould, those
in centre with keyed architraves. Tripartite windows in upper groups of 3 in outer
bays in wings, the second floor of Venetian pattern; Some sashes with glazing bars,
some casements. Entrances concealed behind C20 additions which are not of interest.
similar enriched gables on returns.

Listing NGR: NZ2320964429

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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