CO-OPERATIVE STORES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105676
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
CO-OPERATIVE STORES, NEWGATE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CO-OPERATIVE STORES, NEWGATE 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 24536 64337

Details

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NEWGATE STREET (West side) Co-operative Stores 20/419 G.V II Department stores and offices. 1931-2 by L G Ekins, C W S Architect, for Newcastle Co-operative Society Ltd. Steel frame; Springwell sandstone ashlar; green mosaic top tower storeys; green pantiled roof. Curved site round corner of Darn Crook (now St. Andrew's Street). Art deco style. 4 storeys and attics with 2 towers; 6:1:15:1:7 bays, 30 bays in all. The 3 left bays are an addition of 1959 in replica. Entrances in tall square towers which have 3 full-height windows, with vertical and diagonal glazing bars and tall opening lights; stepped tops under set-back fluted band; set- back top storey has horizontal windows with decorative glazing bars; wrought iron crestings. 15, bays between towers have altered ground floor windows; giant pilasters above support deep fascia and wrought-iron wave-patterned balcony. On top floor columns with lotus capitals in front of all tall casements with fish-scale glazing bars in overlights; other windows casements with glazing bars. Left bays in plainer style have 2 square-headed dormers. Right curved corner bays have central panel on first and second floors containing shallow canted bay; dormer above has fluted stone pilasters; plainer dormers over end bays. Left tower has barometer; right has clock with the letters C O O P E R A T I V E in places of figures. Interior has marble staircases with marble balustrades: steel handrail carried on small figures in flowing style: marble-clad walls to stair wells with shaped door surrounds. Corner display- cases have decorative glazing bars. Historical note: at the opening in 1932, the distinguished guest was presented with a television set. Source: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, September 5, 1932, p.8.

Listing NGR: NZ2453664337

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
304744
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Newcastle Evening Chronicle' in 5 September, (1932), 8

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 04 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15671/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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