Description: Irving House
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304941
OS Grid Reference: NZ2484963919
OS Grid Coordinates: 424849, 563919
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9693, -1.6134
NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD
23/589 No. 19 (Irving House)
Offices. Dated 1910 on cartouche. By William Bell, for North Eastern Railway Company.
Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Free Baroque style. 4 storeys, 5 bays. Central
wider bay has steps up to renewed double door and fanlight in rusticated surround
with recessed attached rusticated Ionic columns flanking keyed arch and supporting
open pediment with elaborate cartouche carved IRVING HOUSE. Plinth; rusticated ground
floor fonts voussoirs to round-headed sashes with carved keystones under cornice.
Architraves to all upper windows, those in first floor with Gibbs surrounds, the
central tripartite with central pediment. First floor cornice supports giant enriched
Ionic pilasters. Double keystones on first floor, triple in centre bay, second-floor
window cornices, third floor aprons and moulded sills; swag and garland to
central window. Top entablature has modillioned cornice and central segmental pediment
with dated cartouche. Balustrade above with consoles flanking central raised panel.
Two tall corniced end chimneys.
Listing NGR: NZ2484963919
Source: English Heritage
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