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County Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9691 / 54°58'8"N

Longitude: -1.6096 / 1°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 425090

OS Northings: 563897

OS Grid: NZ250638

Mapcode National: GBR SPV.4C

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7CSH

Entry Name: County Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304450

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: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH
(east side)

24/145 County Hall

G.V. II


County offices. Lower and front part 1910 by J. A. Bain. Rear, right extension
down to the Side, and top storeys 1933 by Cackett, Dick and McKellar. Sandstone
ashlar; roof not visible. 6 storeys, 14 bays to Castle Garth; l0 storeys, 9 bays
on right return to the Side. Classical style. Central double door in Greek
Doric porch with triglyph frieze and prominent dentils in high entablature. 6
bays either side have central 4-bay projections. Rusticated ground floor with
cornice has sashes in plain reveals. Giant Ionic Order above, pilasters at
corners and half-columns defining bays of projections, with architraves to
windows. Alternate pediments to the first floor in projections, the central
windows on each floor paired. Moulded sills on second floor. Second floor
cornice. Plain third floor has cornice with parapet to outer bays; 2 top storeys
to central 5 bays, with raised balustrade on top. Later additions set back at
each side on upper floors. Cartouche above porch has Northumberland County Arms.
Until 1974 this was a detached part of the County of Northumberland.


Listing NGR: NZ2509063897

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