- 25 Jun 2000
- Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 5AU
- Photograph (Digital)
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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 BLACKETT STREET (north side)
20/111 Emerson Chambers
Shops and offices. Circa 1903 by Simpson, Lawson and Rayne. Sandstone ashlar with dark granite plinth and doorcases; Welsh slate roof with copper domes. Rich Art Nouveau/Baroque style. 5 storeys and attics; 3 wide bays and canted corner bays.
Curved central section has double door between attached Jacobean Ionic columns with exaggerated entasis , side lights and fanlight with Art Nouveau glazing bars. Plainer Ionic cases to shop doors in corner bays; shops have slender pilasters, with long brackets to cornice, and top flowing glazing bars; that on right concealed by c.1970 fascia. Upper floors have shallow canted oriels at varying heights; keystones, scrolled cornices, balustrades, strapwork and top garlanded frieze; corners have bracketed balconies and round, corbelled-out turrets. Ornate copper dome over left turret, 2-tiered with oriental finial; right clock dome in similar style. High central gable, shaped and scrolled, with 2 round-headed windows and oculus; intermediate square-headed dormers each have 2 diagonally-placed high pyramidal roofs with swept eaves; similar roofs to tiers of small lights in high hipped roof. 2 high, corniced ashlar chimneys.
Listing NGR: NZ2482664469
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob
Ashlar, Copper, Granite, Sandstone, Slate, Victorian Shop, 20th Century Commercial, Office, Unassigned, Building