EMERSON CHAMBERS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1024923

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987

Statutory Address: EMERSON CHAMBERS, BLACKETT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: EMERSON CHAMBERS, BLACKETT 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 24829 64466

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Details

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

20/111 Emerson Chambers

G.V. II*

Shops and offices. Circa 1903 by Simpson, Lawson and Rayne. Sandstone ashlar with dark granite plinth and doorcases; Welsh slate roof with copper domes. Rich Art Nouveau/Baroque style. 5 storeys and attics; 3 wide bays and canted corner bays. Curved central section has double door between attached Jacobean Ionic columns with exaggerated entasis , side lights and fanlight with Art Nouveau glazing bars. Plainer Ionic cases to shop doors in corner bays; shops have slender pilasters, with long brackets to cornice, and top flowing glazing bars; that on right concealed by c.1970 fascia. Upper floors have shallow canted oriels at varying heights; keystones, scrolled cornices, balustrades, strapwork and top garlanded frieze; corners have bracketed balconies and round, corbelled-out turrets. Ornate copper dome over left turret, 2-tiered with oriental finial; right clock dome in similar style. High central gable, shaped and scrolled, with 2 round-headed windows and oculus; intermediate square-headed dormers each have 2 diagonally-placed high pyramidal roofs with swept eaves; similar roofs to tiers of small lights in high hipped roof. 2 high, corniced ashlar chimneys.

Listing NGR: NZ2482964466

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 304415

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