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

1 Jul 2000
Numbers 1-59 Including Lake House, Garnett House, Hodgkin House, Gurney House And Embleton House, 1-59 Leazes Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4LY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

NZ 2464 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE LEAZES TERRACE 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: NZ2438764744


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0486 IOE Records taken by Bob Cottrell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob

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