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Sun Insurance Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9697 / 54°58'10"N

Longitude: -1.6135 / 1°36'48"W

OS Eastings: 424839

OS Northings: 563962

OS Grid: NZ248639

Mapcode National: GBR SP8.RF

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.5CX1

Entry Name: Sun Insurance Buildings

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304516

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

(south side)

23/206 Nos. 23-29 odd (Sun
Insurance Buildings)


Offices. 1902-4 by Oliver, Leeson and Wood for Sun Insurance Co. Sandstone ashlar
with granite plinth and door surrounds. Copper roof. Free style. 6 storeys, 5 bays
and 3-bay cimved right corner. Central double door in bolection-moulded
architrave with coved rusticated stone surround to that and to fanlight; rusticated
ground floor. Prominent brackets above door support balcony to window in segmental-
pedimented Ionic aedicule with carved sun. Architraves to all windows; bracketed
pediments to those in outer first - floor bays, and cornices on second floor.
Prominent modillioned top cornice. Curved corner has high plinth with cushion
rustication and guilloche band; door in central bay has fluted architrave under
oeil-de-boeuf flanked by large Atlantes, on brackets with much leaf and flower
carving, which support first-floor balcony. Balconies have wrought-iron sun
motif. Right return to Westgate Road continues plinth and has giant Corinthian
pilasters to segmental pediment containing large sunburst. Copper-covered blocking
course ornamented with repeated S. Roof curved over corner bay.

Listing NGR: NZ2483963961

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