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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: 1024777



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: 304844

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NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE SANDHILL (east side) 24/472 No. 18 (Phoenix House) GV II Offices, Circa 1869 by Parnell for Royal Insurance Company. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Curved corner site. Basement and 4 storeys; 6 bays to Sandhill, 3 to curved left corner, 5 to left return to Queen Street. Tuscan pilasters and enta- blature to ground floor with corner door and overlight in Gothic attached columns flanked by tall Tuscan columns; emblems of Phoenix Insurance Company in carved overdoor panel. Giant Corinthian Order above contains windows in architraves, top corners rounded on second floor, under entablature with prominent second-floor cornice. Top floor has Palladian arcade under cornice; parapet to corner and end bays with carved shaped panels; parapet and blocking course have acroteria.

Listing NGR: NZ2522363901

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National Grid Reference: NZ 25223 63901


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