THE COUNTY HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104930
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1987
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
1-7, GRAINGER STREET
Statutory Address:
51, WESTGATE ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE COUNTY HOTEL, 32, NEVILLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
1-7, GRAINGER STREET
Statutory Address:
51, WESTGATE ROAD
Statutory Address:
THE COUNTY HOTEL, 32, NEVILLE 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 24631 63947

Details



NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NEVILLE STREET (north side) 23/254 Nos 28-36 even (County Hotel) GV II see under Nos 5-17 Grainger Street The list entry shall be amended to read:-

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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NEVILLE STREET north side 23/254 No 32 (The County Hotel) GV II Hotel and shops. Hotel incorporates the upper floors of Nos 28,30,34 and 36 NEVILLE STREET, Nos 1-17 odd GRAINGER STREET and the second floor of No.51 WESTGATE ROAD. East front 1874 by John Johnstone, South Front 1897 by HM Graham. Sandstone ashlar; purple slate roof and copper domes. Italianate style on earlier front. Main south elevation mild Baroque. Plan: Angled L-plain occupying one end of a city block. Late C19 and modern shops on all 3 fronts, on ground floor. South (entrance) front 5 storeys and attic 9 bays, symmetrical. Projecting quoined centrepiece with recessed modern door and fanlight in cast iron porch; balcony over. Ground -floor shops retain their stone dividing pilasters and fascia. Carriage arch in left bay; angled right corner with granite column supporting first floor. Round-arched first-floor centre window with rusticated archivolt and triple keystone. Paired flanking windows. Other first-floor windows shallow canted bays, except for pointedd bay at left and angled bay at right corner. Cast iron balcony at second-floor level. Outer bays rise as half-octagonal projections, with floor strings and cornices. Upper windows paired sashes in architraves eaved on second and third floors, the latter with alternately segmental pediments. Deep modillion top cornice except in outer bays which have strapwork drums under domes. Central shaped and pedimented gable, with shell niche; 3 paired-sash dormers at either side. East front 4 storeys and attic; more elaborate design. 15 bays in all. 3-bay left section as South front. 3 right bays plainer to balance. Rusticated ground-floor pilasters retained between later shops, and bracketed farcia cornice above. End sections have paired windows in giant round-arched recesses. Centre section has paired sashes. Elaborate window treat- ment includes carving, attached columns, euriched cornices on second and third floors; toppd by 3 groups of 3 large shaped, coped gables with urn finials. 4-bay north front on Westgate Road similar to right bays of east front.

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NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GRAINGER STREET (West side) 23/254 Nos 5 - 17 odd (County Hotel) GV II Hotel. Incorporates No. 51 Westgate Road (qv), 1874 by John Johnstone; 1+3 Grainger Street at left and 28-36 Neville Street, 1897 by HM Graham. Main fronts in Italianate style: 4 storeys and attics, 3:5:3 bays with left corner of later build and 3 right bays of plainer style; 15 bays in all. Rusticated ground floor pilasters; entrance in third bay has painted plinth and pilasters, side and overlights; painted glass panels COUNTY/BUFFET/HOTEL above. Fascia brackets to ground floor leaf-moulded cornice. End groups of 3 bays have 2-storey round-headed arches containing paired windows, the top ones round-headed; central 5 bays have paired sashes, Gothic pilasters to those of second floor. Second-floor dentilled cornice, bracketed in outer bays. Dentilled and modillioned cornice above third floor sashes. Attics, with cord-moulded surround under shaped pediments, are linked by arcaded balustrade. Neville Street front of 1:3:1:3:1 bays, 9 in all, has pedimented projecting centre containing hotel entrance; 2-storey shallow canted bays to intermediate sections; octagonal corners with copper domes lanterns.

The list shall be amended to read:-

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE GRAINGER STREET (west side) 23/254(part) Nos. 1-17 odd GV II See No 32 NEVILLE STREET (The County Hotel) -----------------------------------------------------------------------

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE GRAINGER STREET (west side) 23/254 Nos. 1-17 odd (County Hotel) G.V. II Hotel. Incorporates No. 51 Westgate Road (q.v.), 1874 by John Johnstone; 1+3 Grainger Street at left and 28-36 Neville street, 1897 by H.M. Graham. Main fronts in Italianate style: 4 storeys and attics, 3:5:3 bays with left corner of later build and 3 right bays of plainer style, 15 bays in all. Rusticated ground floor pilasters; entrance in third bay has painted plinth and pilasters, side and overlights; painted glass panels COUNTY/BUFFET/HOTEL above. Fascia brackets to ground floor leaf-moulded cornice. End groups of 3 bays have 2- storey round-headed arches containing paired windows, the top ones round-headed; central 5 bays have paired sashes, Gothic pilasters to those of second floor. Second-floor dentilled cornice, bracketed in outer bays. Dentilled and modillioned cornice above third floor sashes. Attics, with cord-moulded surround under shaped pediments, are linked by arcaded balustrade. Neville Street front of 1:3:1:3:1 bays, 9 in all, has pedimented projecting centre containing hotel entrance; 2-storey shallow canted bays to intermediate sections; octagonal corners with copper domes and lanterns.

Listing NGR: NZ2463163947

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
304731
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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