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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1024738



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304942

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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD (south side) 23/590 Bolbec Hall GV II Offices. 1907 by F.W. Rich for the Literary and Philosophical Society sandstone ashlar on granite plinth, and shap granite door columns; roof not visible. Free Palladian style. 5 storeys, 6 bays and entrance bay set back at right at oblique angle. Main entrance has steps up to double door flanked by granite Ionic columns with Jacobean low-relief bronzes on lower section; BOLBEC HALL on fascia over door, with carved coats of arms above; ornate Venetian window on first floor under pediment; plainer windows to upper floors in style of main elevation. Main elevation has double door in first bay; aproned ground-floor windows recessed between rusticated pilasters; ground-floor entablature with triglyph frieze. First-floor windows in Gibbs surrounds have alternate pediments and balustrades; shell-bracketed projections below second- floor windows in enriched architraves with friezes and bracketed cornices. Bracketed sills to third-floor windows in architraves under richly-carved swagged frieze and modillioned cornice. Venetian windows above in Tuscan cases with keyed architraves. Top entablature; roof balustrade with iron finials; right corner bay has keyed oculus under pediment.

Listing NGR: NZ2483263928

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National Grid Reference: NZ 24832 63928


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