Carliol House

17 Jul 2000
Carliol House, Market Street East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6NE
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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 SE and NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MARKET STREET EAST NZ 2564 SW (north side) 20/378 and 21/378 Carliol House G.V. II Offices. Dated 1924-8 on corner at top. By Tait Burnet and Lorne, with L. J.

Couves and Partners for North Eastern Electric Supply Co. Portland stone with granite and Frosterley marble doorcase; lead corner turret roof. 7 storeys, 28 bays and left 3-bay rounded corner. Central 4 bays contain steps up to 3 double doors, flanked by fat adapted Greek Doric columns; fluted architrave and dentilled coved surround enclose doorway and flanking windows, with grey granite blocks below windows. Panel above door on guttae -like brackets has low relief CARLIOL HOUSE. Projection rises from ground floor to enclose these 4 bays on first floor, which has prominent block lintels and shallow triangular-section pilasters between windows and rising into next floor. First floor windows have similar style surrounds; vertical recessed panels contain windows of 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors, beneath cornice; smaller 5th-floor windows below deep dentilled cornice; plainer top floor windows and cornice. Ground floor left corner has shop window inserted in entrance; 2 other renewed shop windows. Bronze plaque to right of main entrance gives origin of name - Carliol Croft, which was open ground within the walls of Newcastle. Bronze plaque on left return to Pilgrim Street: 1931, signed Richard A. Ray A.R.C.A., low relief portrait of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, D.S.E. F.R.S. 'INVENTOR OF THE INCANDESCANT LAMP AND A PIONEER IN THE SCIENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. 1813-1914. ERECTED BY NORTH EASTERN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CO. IN RECOGNITION OF THE GREAT SERVICE WHICH SIR JOSEPH RENDERED TO THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY'.

Listing NGR: NZ2502564388


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

Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob


Granite, Lead, 20th Century Office, Unassigned, Building, Plaque, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Shop, Commercial