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Andrews House Magnet House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Andrews House Magnet House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 305007

OS Grid Reference: NZ2382064577
OS Grid Coordinates: 423820, 564577
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9752, -1.6294

Location: 20 Stanhope Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5BS

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE4 5BS

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Listing Text

1833-/20/10003 Magnet House/
Andrews House
Offices and shops. c1930. Designed for the General Electric Company. Steel
frame clad with brick and Portland stone ashlar. Modern style. Slightly curved
facade, 6 storeys and 21 windows. Ground floor ashlar clad, with central
vehicular access with a pair of original steel gates, inscribed M.H. and A.H.
Eitherside are entrances to upper floor offices, both with double panel doors
and name plates above inscribed Magnet House and Andrews House, above
overlights that to the right with built-in lantern. Above each doorway a
projecting canopy with sloping bracket. Eitherside 2 shops, those to the right
with original fascia board, only the coffee lounge retains its original front.
Beyond to the left: a further doorway. Above, first floor ashlar clad, with 5
central windows in a single opening with unusual fluted mullions between, and
eitherside 8 slightly taller metal framed windows. The next 3 floors are clad
in brick with an ashlar cornice. The second and third floor windows are linked
vertically with panels between, the central 3 windows have a single ashlar
fluted surround, and set between the windows are 3 Art Deco style relief
panels with painted symbolic figures. Eitherside 9 windows, those at either
ends slightly narrower, with alternating Art Deco style relief panels and
moulded ashlar panels. Fourth floor has 3 central windows in a single opening
with unusual fluted mullions between, and eitherside 9 metal framed windows,
those at either ends slightly narrower. Fifth floor ashlar clad, set back
behind ashlar parapet, with central windows flanked by 9 wider metal framed
windows eitherside.

Listing NGR: NZ2382064577

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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