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Westgate Chambers/Westgate Buildings (Nos.170-173 Consecutive)

A Grade II Listed Building in Stow Hill, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5872 / 51°35'14"N

Longitude: -2.9961 / 2°59'46"W

OS Eastings: 331082

OS Northings: 188068

OS Grid: ST310880

Mapcode National: GBR J5.CC2B

Mapcode Global: VH7BD.0CXK

Entry Name: Westgate Chambers/Westgate Buildings (Nos.170-173 Consecutive)

Listing Date: 18 November 1998

Last Amended: 31 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21004

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Opposite Corn Street.

County: Newport

Community: Stow Hill

Community: Stow Hill

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Dated 1897.

Exterior

Large commercial building. Four storeys plus attics; generally sash windows. Steep lead roof. Northern European Renaissance style.

Five bays, central attic gable of 3 sash windows with Dutch pediment and flanking octagonal buttresses. To each side, 2 attic gables with paired sash windows, segmental pediments. Third floor has 3 sashes to each bay with continuous iron balcony on stone brackets. Second floor has bowed oriel windows flanked by mullion and transom windows. First floor has, to centre, large multi-light semi-circular window with relief spandrels; outer bays have windows (Venetian derived) where central arched window is flanked by camber-headed windows with pairs of small arched windws above. Ground floor entrance doorway is offset to L of centre; open pediment with cartouche, swags etc; inscription "Westgate Buildings".
Modern shopfronts to 4 shops on ground floor.

Modern Shopfronts to four shops on ground floor.

Reasons for Listing

Elaborate and ambitious late C19 commercial development. Group value with other listed buildings in Commercial Street.

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