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NORTHERN ASSURANCE BUILDINGS

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: NORTHERN ASSURANCE BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1024922

Location

NORTHERN ASSURANCE BUILDINGS, 2, COLLINGWOOD STREET

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: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1971

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304511

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE COLLINGWOOD STREET (north side)

20/201 No. 2 (Northern Assurance 17/12/71 Buildings).

G.V. II

Offices. 1878 by Austin, Johnson and Hicks; later rear addition. Sandstone ashlar with granite plinth and doorcase; graduated dark slate roof. Palladian style. 3 storeys and attics; 7 bays. Rusticated arcaded ground floor has vermiculate plinth. Giant Ionic Order frames upper floors. Central doorcase, with fluted pilasters and pulvinated frieze, and round-headed windows recessed between pilasters. Carved tympanum above entrance is flanked by large consoles of square first-floor balcony; serpentine balconies, with bowed railings, to other first-floor windows, all in architraves under bracketed alternate pediments. Second-floor windows in archi- traves. Entablature inscribed NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTABLISHED 1836 has prominent modillioned cornice. Roof has balustrade and pedimented dormers. Right return to Groat Market of 2 bays, the second later, in similar style.

Listing NGR: NZ2489664022

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National Grid Reference: NZ 24896 64022

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