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COUNTY HALL

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: COUNTY HALL

List entry Number: 1024938

Location

COUNTY HALL, CASTLE GARTH

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: 30-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304450

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CASTLE GARTH (east side)

24/145 County Hall

G.V. II

County offices. Lower and front part 1910 by J. A. Bain. Rear, right extension down to the Side, and top storeys 1933 by Cackett, Dick and McKellar. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. 6 storeys, 14 bays to Castle Garth; l0 storeys, 9 bays on right return to the Side. Classical style. Central double door in Greek Doric porch with triglyph frieze and prominent dentils in high entablature. 6 bays either side have central 4-bay projections. Rusticated ground floor with cornice has sashes in plain reveals. Giant Ionic Order above, pilasters at corners and half-columns defining bays of projections, with architraves to windows. Alternate pediments to the first floor in projections, the central windows on each floor paired. Moulded sills on second floor. Second floor cornice. Plain third floor has cornice with parapet to outer bays; 2 top storeys to central 5 bays, with raised balustrade on top. Later additions set back at each side on upper floors. Cartouche above porch has Northumberland County Arms. Until 1974 this was a detached part of the County of Northumberland.

Listing NGR: NZ2509063897

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National Grid Reference: NZ 25090 63897

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