Exchange Buildings / 20-36 Market Street / 87-105 Grey Street / Central Arcade / 87-109 Grey Street

17 Jul 2000
Exchange Buildings, 120-150 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
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20-36 Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
87-105 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
Exchange Buildings, 107 And 109 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
Central Arcade, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
87-109 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JN
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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 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MARKET STREET (north side) 20/285 14.6.54 Nos. 20-36 even G.V. II* The left return of Nos. 87-109 Grey Street (Exchange Buildings).

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GREY STREET (west side) 20/285 14/6/54 Nos. 87 to 109 odd (formerly listed as Nos. 87 to 105 odd Nos. 107 and 109 (Exchange Buildings) G.V. II* Incorporates Nos 120-150 odd Grainger Street and Nos 24-36 even, Market Street.

Shops and offices and bank. Circa 1840 for Richard Grainger. The east front of a triangular block between Market Street, Grainger Street and this street, containing Central Arcade. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof and lead-covered corner domes.

4 storeys with rounded 5-bay corners; 7:6:7 bays. Central Arcade entrance, with high rounded hood on modillions over keyed arch inserted 1901 in bay to right of central pavilion. High office entrance in left bay of central pavilion has steps up to renewed door in panelled surround with bracketed hood; flower-carved brackets, dentilled cornice. Ground floor, partly rusticated, has c.1900 shops with slender pilasters; Tuscan pilasters to panelled double office door at right end before curved corner. Upper floors have giant Corinthian Order to curved corners. Plain sashes, those on second floor with moulded sills, under dentilled cornice; pilasters flank top sashes in plain reveals under cornice; vertical consoles above pilasters support drum with scroll-carved blocking course and antefixae on cornice; high ribbed dome has copper Prince of Wales feathers finial.

Central pavilion has giant square Tuscan pilasters; plain reveals to windows in central 4 bays, architraves to those in outer bays, with bracketed cornices on first floor. Second floor entablature has dentilled cornice. Pilasters on top floor and sashes in plain reveals under top cornice. Pierced balustrade above end bays. Plainer intermediate sections have sashes in plain reveals with moulded sills on second floor; continuous top entablature with blocking course. Other facades in similar style.

Listing NGR: NZ2486664384


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


Lead, Sandstone, Slate, Ashlar, Copper, Georgian Bank (Financial), Victorian Commercial, Exchange, Shop, Shopping Arcade, Office, Unassigned, Building