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Alderman Fenwick's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9718 / 54°58'18"N

Longitude: -1.6103 / 1°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 425043

OS Northings: 564202

OS Grid: NZ250642

Mapcode National: GBR SPQ.MN

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.79FC

Entry Name: Alderman Fenwick's House

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304778

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Locality: Westgate

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2564 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PILGRIM STREET
(west side)
21/449
14/6/54 No. 98 (Alderman
Fenwick's House)
G.V. I
House, later inn and latterly Liberal Club. Third quarter of C17 with C18
alterations. English garden wall bond brick with moulded brick strings; renewed
pantiled roof. Basement and 4 storeys; 6 bays, the outer bays projecting. Double
door in third bay under pedimented hood on slender posts. Chamfered rusticated
columns support upper floors of projections, that at right containing carriage
entrance with wood lintel. Windows have flat brick arches; deep floor strings.
Ground floor entablature with pulvinated frieze. Renewed stone-coped parapet.
Steeply-pitched front roof has central split giving access to walk behind parapet;
(entered from box at rear above staircase). Rear: end bays gabled, with dog-
tooth strings. Interior shows open-well stair with wide grip handrail and fat
turned balusters through all floors to roof. Full-width first floor panelled
room with strapwork stucco ceiling. Wood-mullioned 2-light windows in end gables
(now blocked by adjacent buildings); roof trusses spring from third floor level.
A rare survival in Newcastle of a merchant's house. The Fenwick family played a
prominent role in the commerce and government of the town. Restoration in progress
at time of survey, and windows are boarded up.


Listing NGR: NZ2504364201

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