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The County Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9695 / 54°58'10"N

Longitude: -1.6168 / 1°37'0"W

OS Eastings: 424631

OS Northings: 563947

OS Grid: NZ246639

Mapcode National: GBR SNT.4Z

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4CC3

Entry Name: The County Hotel

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304731

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NEVILLE STREET
(north side)
23/254 Nos 28-36 even
(County Hotel)
GV II
see under Nos 5-17 Grainger Street
The list entry shall be amended to read:-

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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NEVILLE STREET north side
23/254 No 32 (The County Hotel)

GV II
Hotel and shops. Hotel incorporates the upper floors of Nos 28,30,34 and 36 NEVILLE STREET,
Nos 1-17 odd GRAINGER STREET and the second floor of No.51 WESTGATE ROAD. East front 1874
by John Johnstone, South Front 1897 by HM Graham. Sandstone ashlar; purple slate roof and
copper domes. Italianate style on earlier front. Main south elevation mild Baroque.
Plan: Angled L-plain occupying one end of a city block. Late C19 and modern shops on all
3 fronts, on ground floor.
South (entrance) front 5 storeys and attic 9 bays, symmetrical. Projecting quoined
centrepiece with recessed modern door and fanlight in cast iron porch; balcony over. Ground
-floor shops retain their stone dividing pilasters and fascia. Carriage arch in left bay;
angled right corner with granite column supporting first floor. Round-arched first-floor
centre window with rusticated archivolt and triple keystone. Paired flanking windows. Other
first-floor windows shallow canted bays, except for pointedd bay at left and angled bay at
right corner. Cast iron balcony at second-floor level. Outer bays rise as half-octagonal
projections, with floor strings and cornices. Upper windows paired sashes in architraves
eaved on second and third floors, the latter with alternately segmental pediments. Deep
modillion top cornice except in outer bays which have strapwork drums under domes. Central
shaped and pedimented gable, with shell niche; 3 paired-sash dormers at either side.
East front 4 storeys and attic; more elaborate design. 15 bays in all. 3-bay left section
as South front. 3 right bays plainer to balance. Rusticated ground-floor pilasters retained
between later shops, and bracketed farcia cornice above. End sections have paired windows
in giant round-arched recesses. Centre section has paired sashes. Elaborate window treat-
ment includes carving, attached columns, euriched cornices on second and third floors;
toppd by 3 groups of 3 large shaped, coped gables with urn finials. 4-bay north front on
Westgate Road similar to right bays of east front.

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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GRAINGER STREET
(West side)
23/254 Nos 5 - 17 odd
(County Hotel)
GV II
Hotel. Incorporates No. 51 Westgate Road (qv), 1874 by John Johnstone;
1+3 Grainger Street at left and 28-36 Neville Street, 1897 by HM Graham.
Main fronts in Italianate style: 4 storeys and attics, 3:5:3 bays with left
corner of later build and 3 right bays of plainer style; 15 bays in all.
Rusticated ground floor pilasters; entrance in third bay has painted plinth
and pilasters, side and overlights; painted glass panels COUNTY/BUFFET/HOTEL
above. Fascia brackets to ground floor leaf-moulded cornice. End groups
of 3 bays have 2-storey round-headed arches containing paired windows, the
top ones round-headed; central 5 bays have paired sashes, Gothic pilasters
to those of second floor. Second-floor dentilled cornice, bracketed in outer
bays. Dentilled and modillioned cornice above third floor sashes. Attics,
with cord-moulded surround under shaped pediments, are linked by arcaded
balustrade. Neville Street front of 1:3:1:3:1 bays, 9 in all, has pedimented
projecting centre containing hotel entrance; 2-storey shallow canted bays
to intermediate sections; octagonal corners with copper domes lanterns.

The list shall be amended to read:-

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GRAINGER STREET
(west side)
23/254(part) Nos. 1-17 odd
GV II
See No 32 NEVILLE STREET (The County Hotel)
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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE GRAINGER STREET
(west side)
23/254 Nos. 1-17 odd
(County Hotel)
G.V. II
Hotel. Incorporates No. 51 Westgate Road (q.v.), 1874 by John Johnstone; 1+3
Grainger Street at left and 28-36 Neville street, 1897 by H.M. Graham. Main
fronts in Italianate style: 4 storeys and attics, 3:5:3 bays with left corner of
later build and 3 right bays of plainer style, 15 bays in all. Rusticated
ground floor pilasters; entrance in third bay has painted plinth and pilasters,
side and overlights; painted glass panels COUNTY/BUFFET/HOTEL above. Fascia
brackets to ground floor leaf-moulded cornice. End groups of 3 bays have 2-
storey round-headed arches containing paired windows, the top ones round-headed;
central 5 bays have paired sashes, Gothic pilasters to those of second floor.
Second-floor dentilled cornice, bracketed in outer bays. Dentilled and modillioned
cornice above third floor sashes. Attics, with cord-moulded surround under shaped
pediments, are linked by arcaded balustrade. Neville Street front of 1:3:1:3:1
bays, 9 in all, has pedimented projecting centre containing hotel entrance;
2-storey shallow canted bays to intermediate sections; octagonal corners with
copper domes and lanterns.


Listing NGR: NZ2463163947

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