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THE SONG SCHOOL AND CHOIR VESTRY

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.

Name: THE SONG SCHOOL AND CHOIR VESTRY

List entry Number: 1024769

Location

THE SONG SCHOOL AND CHOIR VESTRY, ST NICHOLAS' CHURCHYARD

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

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Oct-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304824

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History

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Details

NZ 2564 SW and NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE ST NICHOLAS' CHURCHYARD 21/621 & 24/621 The Song School and Choir Vestry GV I

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NZ 2564 SW and NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ST. NICHOLAS' CHURCHYARD (centre) 21/621 and 24/621 Thomlinson Library GV I Library and vestry attached to Cathedral of St. Nicholas (q.v.), St. Nicholas' Street, 1736, perhaps by Daniel Garrett. Sandstone ashlar. Palladian style. 3 storeys, 5 bays. Rusticated ground floor has steps up to part-glazed 6-panelled door at right in architrave with large key and flanking voussoirs: similar surrounds to ground-floor sash windows with glazing bars, broad in that at right. First floor band; Giant Ionic Order above defines bays containing sashes with glazing bars in lugged surrounds, those on first floor with alternate pediments. Blocking course above entablature. Plain iron railings and handrails on steps. Historical note: built at the expense of Walter Blackett to contain the library bequeathed to the church by Dr. Thomlinson. Sources: Mackenzie History of Newcastle pp.490-496; Laing Art Gallery The Tyneside Classical Tradition (1980) p.6.

Listing NGR: NZ2501764002

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mackenzie, E , History of Newcastle, (1827), 490-6
'Laing Art Gallery Catalogue' in The Tyneside Classical Tradition, (1980), 6

National Grid Reference: NZ 25017 64002

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