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Gateshead District Housing Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Felling, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9516 / 54°57'5"N

Longitude: -1.5674 / 1°34'2"W

OS Eastings: 427805

OS Northings: 561971

OS Grid: NZ278619

Mapcode National: GBR SWY.DS

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.WSTW

Entry Name: Gateshead District Housing Offices

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303819

Location: Gateshead, NE10

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Felling

Built-Up Area: Gateshead

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Felling

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(south side)

6/53 Gateshead District
Housing Offices.


Council offices. 1902 by Henry Miller, Surveyor for Felling U.D.
Council. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings and quoins; Welsh slate
roof. Baroque style. 2 storeys and basement, 7 bays, the outer ones
gabled. Central tower contains Felling U.D.C. arms in elaborate pedimented
doorcase; double door under fanlight in keystoned surround; floral decoration
to soffit. Broken open pediment of aedicule to round-headed window over
door joins eaves cornice. Blind stage above this, then strings, cornices
and aedicules to keystoned round windows on all 4 sides. Lugged
architraves on ground floor, and triple-keystoned round heads on first, to
2 bays either side of tower; projecting gabled bays have 2 similar ground
floor windows and aproned bracketed Venetian windows at first floor. All
fixed lights with top-hung transoms. Aedicules in gable peaks contain a
niche at left, a fixed light at right. Segmental pedimented dormers central
between tower and gables, which have raised pediments on flat stone coping
terminating in large consoles. Ball finials to coped balustrade of tower
and tall hipped roof surmounted by iron balustrade and flag pole.
Interior: panelled council chamber on first floor has 2 original chimney
pieces; most original doors, door cases and etched glass in partitions and
doors survive. Elaborate cast iron balustrade to open well stair with gothic
post on curtail; original stained glass in mullioned and transomed stair
window of 9 lights.

Listing NGR: NZ2780561971

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