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Numbers 1-59 Including Lake House, Garnett House, Hodgkin House, Gurney House and Embleton House

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9768 / 54°58'36"N

Longitude: -1.6206 / 1°37'14"W

OS Eastings: 424383

OS Northings: 564754

OS Grid: NZ243647

Mapcode National: GBR SN7.PN

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.25KJ

Entry Name: Numbers 1-59 Including Lake House, Garnett House, Hodgkin House, Gurney House and Embleton House

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304685

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

15/364 Nos. 1-59 consecutive
14/6/54 and 17/12/71 including Lake House,
Garnett House, Hodgkin
House, Gurney House and
Embleton House
G.V. I
Elongated square of houses varying from 2 to 8 bays; now houses, offices and halls
of residence. 1829-34 by Thomas Oliver for Richard Grainger. Classical style.
Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof with ashlar, brick and rendered chimneys.
Aligned almost north-south; north range forms an oblique angle with west range.
Slight variations in level between sections to accommodate the slope. 3 storeys,
with basements at the south end; 69 bays on west, 36 on north, 86 on east and 21
on south: 212 bays in all. End and centre pavilions have rusticated ground floor,
ashlar basements; giant Corinthian Order above. Pilasters define bays of 5-bay
corner pavilions of long ranges with 3-bays returns on north; end pilasters to
3-bay south returns. Pilasters also define bays of west 3:5:3 and east 3:6:3
central pavillions, the centre blocks projecting under parapets with LEAZES TERRACE
low relief panel, and pilasters. North pavilion of 1:6:1 bays has pedimented
centre with dentilled cornice above rinceau frieze; similar frieze and modillioned
cornice to other pavilions. Steps up to 8-panelled doors and overlights, those
on north with glazing bars, in deep reveals. Plain reveals to sashes, most with
glazing bars, with aprons in pavilions except for top-floor moulded sills. Similar
top-floor sills to intermediate plainer sections, which have anthemion-patterned
first-floor balconies of cast iron except on east. Slender balustrades to central
balconies on north and west. Round-arched carriage entrances at centre of plain
sections of east range. Low-pitched roof. East range Nos. 31-47 being restored
at time of survey. Source: T. Oliver New Picture of Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle
1831 p.98.

Listing NGR: NZ2438364754

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