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1-35 Including Attached Walls, Fences and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9743 / 54°58'27"N

Longitude: -1.5867 / 1°35'12"W

OS Eastings: 426550

OS Northings: 564491

OS Grid: NZ265644

Mapcode National: GBR ST4.83

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.L7MF

Entry Name: 1-35 Including Attached Walls, Fences and Gates

Listing Date: 22 January 2007

Last Amended: 8 January 2010

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 498929

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Byker

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Byker St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


NZ2664NE LOW FOLD
1833/26/10123 BYKER
22-JAN-07 1-35 INCLUDING ATTACHED WALLS, FEN
CES AND GATES

Formerly listed as:
ALBION ROW
BYKER
1-35
LOW FOLD INCLUDING ATTACHED WALLS, FEN
CES AND GATES

DUNN TERRACE
BYKER
1-35
LOW FOLD INCLUDING ATTACHED WALLS, FEN
CES AND GATES


GV II*

Group of terraced patio housing. 1975-78 for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne by Ralph Erskine's Arkitektkontor; site architect Vernon Gracie; structural engineer, White, Young and Partners; main contractor, Shepherds Construction Ltd. Pale metric modular (large) brick with internal timber frame, and entrance fronts and gable ends clad in soft green-coloured timber. Some concrete quoins to walls. Long sloping roofs of blue sheet metal supported on plywood box beam purlins.

Each unit is an `L'-shaped plan round an entrance patio, the remaining sides being enclosed by the adjoining unit and an integral front wall. One storey on north-facing entrance level and two on south-facing garden side. The entrance door is set in the side of the low wing on the patio frontage. Nos. 7-9 are two-storey throughout, with brick sheds sheltering the doors, and have turquoise metal roofs, with brown timber cladding. Clad end walls (green) to nos. 10 and 21, which adjoins central play area.

Aluminium sliding windows in timber surrounds. First-floor windows to garden front have long narrow extra windows under strong sill band, painted brown to contrast with the green cladding. Some trellis work to fencing continued as pergolas across the pedestrian ways. Dark brown gates, with stand for milk alongside. The front wall to no. 17 has been demolished. Interiors have an unusual plan, reminiscent of the work of Atelier 5, who pioneered low-rise hillside housing with Sieglund Halen, Basle, in 1959.

Dunn Terrace is the most westerly and detached of the Byker areas, and comprises two areas of low-rise housing set between branches of the higher Byker Wall. With its well preserved landscape it well demonstrates Erskine's concept of a high sheltering perimeter wall to the north, separating the estate from the road and metro, and creating a micro-climate on the south side. The strong plan of terraces and pedestrian ways, rather than the two-storey houses and squares found elsewhere, makes Dunn Terrace distinctive. The strong colours are a distinctive part of Erskine's vocabulary, and have been well maintained by the local authority.

HISTORY: See under Nos 1-75 Dunn Terrace

SOURCES: See under Nos 1-75 Dunn Terrace

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