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The Song School and Choir Vestry

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.97 / 54°58'12"N

Longitude: -1.6107 / 1°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 425017

OS Northings: 564002

OS Grid: NZ250640

Mapcode National: GBR SPP.85

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7B7R

Entry Name: The Song School and Choir Vestry

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 October 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304824

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2564 SW and NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE ST NICHOLAS' CHURCHYARD
21/621 & 24/621 The Song School and
Choir Vestry
GV I

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NZ 2564 SW and NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ST. NICHOLAS' CHURCHYARD
(centre)
21/621 and 24/621 Thomlinson Library
GV I
Library and vestry attached to Cathedral of St. Nicholas (q.v.), St. Nicholas' Street,
1736, perhaps by Daniel Garrett. Sandstone ashlar. Palladian style. 3 storeys, 5
bays. Rusticated ground floor has steps up to part-glazed 6-panelled door at right
in architrave with large key and flanking voussoirs: similar surrounds to ground-floor
sash windows with glazing bars, broad in that at right. First floor band; Giant Ionic
Order above defines bays containing sashes with glazing bars in lugged surrounds,
those on first floor with alternate pediments. Blocking course above entablature.
Plain iron railings and handrails on steps. Historical note: built at the expense of
Walter Blackett to contain the library bequeathed to the church by Dr. Thomlinson.
Sources: Mackenzie History of Newcastle pp.490-496; Laing Art Gallery The Tyneside
Classical Tradition (1980) p.6.


Listing NGR: NZ2501764002

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