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Emerson Chambers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9742 / 54°58'27"N

Longitude: -1.6136 / 1°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 424829

OS Northings: 564467

OS Grid: NZ248644

Mapcode National: GBR SP8.08

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.57VJ

Entry Name: Emerson Chambers

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304415

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: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BLACKETT STREET (north side)

20/111 Emerson Chambers

G.V. II*


Shops and offices. Circa 1903 by Simpson, Lawson and Rayne. Sandstone ashlar with
dark granite plinth and doorcases; Welsh slate roof with copper domes. Rich Art
Nouveau/Baroque style. 5 storeys and attics; 3 wide bays and canted corner bays.
Curved central section has double door between attached Jacobean Ionic columns
with exaggerated entasis , side lights and fanlight with Art Nouveau glazing
bars. Plainer Ionic cases to shop doors in corner bays; shops have slender
pilasters, with long brackets to cornice, and top flowing glazing bars; that on
right concealed by c.1970 fascia. Upper floors have shallow canted oriels at
varying heights; keystones, scrolled cornices, balustrades, strapwork and top
garlanded frieze; corners have bracketed balconies and round, corbelled-out
turrets. Ornate copper dome over left turret, 2-tiered with oriental finial;
right clock dome in similar style. High central gable, shaped and scrolled,
with 2 round-headed windows and oculus; intermediate square-headed dormers
each have 2 diagonally-placed high pyramidal roofs with swept eaves; similar
roofs to tiers of small lights in high hipped roof. 2 high, corniced ashlar
chimneys.


Listing NGR: NZ2482964466

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