This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NZ 2464 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE PERCY STREET (north side) 16/443 Former Newcastle Breweries Offices.
G.V. II Brewery offices; 1896-1900 by Joseph Oswald for Newcastle Breweries Ltd. Grey granite plinth, red sandstone ashlar ground floor; bright red brick upper floors with red sandstone dressings. Roof of plain tiles; copper fishscale dome to turret. 3 storeys and attics; 5 bays. At left a double door, and fanlight on wood band inscribed NEWCASTLE BREWERIES LTD. and covered with art nouveau wrought- iron grille. Flanking long brackets from plinth to entablature with Jacobean ornament on pulvinated frieze, over door. 4 wide, round-headed ground-floor windows and central oculus with glazing bars and upper painted ornament. First- floor oriels above door and in alternate bays; sashes between, with swagged friezes; oriel parapets become balconies to second-floor sashes in moulded stone surrounds. Top modillioned cornice. Shaped gables, at left and paired over central bays, have oculi and consoles. Corbelled corner turret at right. Tall brick chimneys with ashlar string and cornice. Interior: faience entrance hall, stair wall and first floor hall; faience architraves to doors with pulvinated friezes and scroll pediments; strapwork stucco decoration to many ceilings; deep ornamental stucco friezes. Former board room mahogany-panelled; many richly- carved mahogany chimney pieces. Marble stair has wrought-iron balustrade and wide grip handrail. Frosted glass doors, one pair 'CLERK'S OFFICE' and 'ACCOUNTANT'S OFFICE'.
Listing NGR: NZ2474764818
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
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