PLUMMER TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1024884

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1971

Statutory Address: PLUMMER TOWER, CROFT STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PLUMMER TOWER, CROFT STREET

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

District: Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 25200 64416

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Details

NZ 2564 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CROFT STREET (east side)

21/210 17/12/71 Plummer Tower

G.V. I

Town Wall tower, later Company Meeting Hall, now offices. Late C13/early C14; refronted c.1740; house added late C18. Sandstone tower, coursed and squared, with ashlar front and returns; Welsh slate roof. Semi-circular; Palladian style front of 2 storeys, one wide bay. 2 steps up to boarded door and 2-pane overlight in keyed architrave; similar architraves to flanking windows; ground floor rustication forms voussoirs. First floor band supports end pilasters and central plinth of high Venetian window in Doric Order with triglyph frieze; block rustication to central arch. All windows sashes with wide glazing bars. Top entablature has pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice; high coped parapet. Hipped roof. Right return has door and 3-pane overlight at first floor level in rusticated surround with cornice. Later house at left: English garden wall bond, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Bricked-up central door has wedge stone lintel; renewed door inserted at right in stone surround. Wedge lintels and projecting stone sills to windows flanking blocked door and to first floor windows, all sashes with glazing bars. Small rectangular window at centre of first floor has header course sill and lintel. Wall at right of tower has high- sloped coping to shelter wall of walk-way at tower first floor level; side stone steps in front; stone platform around steps has cast iron principals, with urn finials, and plain wrought iron railings. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2520064416

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Legacy System: LBS

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