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Latitude: 54.9702 / 54°58'12"N
Longitude: -1.6126 / 1°36'45"W
OS Eastings: 424896
OS Northings: 564023
OS Grid: NZ248640
Mapcode National: GBR SPD.6Z
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.6BBM
Entry Name: Northern Assurance Buildings
Listing Date: 17 December 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1024922
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304511
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Metropolitan District Ward: Westgate
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE COLLINGWOOD STREET
20/201 No. 2 (Northern Assurance
Offices. 1878 by Austin, Johnson and Hicks; later rear addition. Sandstone ashlar
with granite plinth and doorcase; graduated dark slate roof. Palladian style. 3
storeys and attics; 7 bays. Rusticated arcaded ground floor has vermiculate plinth.
Giant Ionic Order frames upper floors. Central doorcase, with fluted pilasters and
pulvinated frieze, and round-headed windows recessed between pilasters. Carved
tympanum above entrance is flanked by large consoles of square first-floor balcony;
serpentine balconies, with bowed railings, to other first-floor windows, all in
architraves under bracketed alternate pediments. Second-floor windows in archi-
traves. Entablature inscribed NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTABLISHED 1836 has
prominent modillioned cornice. Roof has balustrade and pedimented dormers. Right
return to Groat Market of 2 bays, the second later, in similar style.
Listing NGR: NZ2489664022
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