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Carliol House

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9736 / 54°58'24"N

Longitude: -1.6102 / 1°36'36"W

OS Eastings: 425049

OS Northings: 564400

OS Grid: NZ250644

Mapcode National: GBR SPR.9K

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.78H0

Entry Name: Carliol House

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304701

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 Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2464 SE and NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MARKET STREET EAST
NZ 2564 SW (north side)
20/378 and 21/378 Carliol House
G.V. II
Offices. Dated 1924-8 on corner at top. By Tait Burnet and Lorne, with L. J.
Couves and Partners for North Eastern Electric Supply Co. Portland stone with
granite and Frosterley marble doorcase; lead corner turret roof. 7 storeys,
28 bays and left 3-bay rounded corner. Central 4 bays contain steps up to 3
double doors, flanked by fat adapted Greek Doric columns; fluted architrave and
dentilled coved surround enclose doorway and flanking windows, with grey granite
blocks below windows. Panel above door on guttae -like brackets has low relief
CARLIOL HOUSE. Projection rises from ground floor to enclose these 4 bays on
first floor, which has prominent block lintels and shallow triangular-section
pilasters between windows and rising into next floor. First floor windows have
similar style surrounds; vertical recessed panels contain windows of 2nd, 3rd and
4th floors, beneath cornice; smaller 5th-floor windows below deep dentilled
cornice; plainer top floor windows and cornice. Ground floor left corner has
shop window inserted in entrance; 2 other renewed shop windows. Bronze plaque
to right of main entrance gives origin of name - Carliol Croft, which was open
ground within the walls of Newcastle. Bronze plaque on left return to Pilgrim
Street: 1931, signed Richard A. Ray A.R.C.A., low relief portrait of Sir Joseph
Wilson Swan, D.S.E. F.R.S. 'INVENTOR OF THE INCANDESCANT LAMP AND A PIONEER IN
THE SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. 1813-1914. ERECTED BY NORTH EASTERN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
CO. IN RECOGNITION OF THE GREAT SERVICE WHICH SIR JOSEPH RENDERED TO THE
ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY'.


Listing NGR: NZ2504964399

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