PRINCES BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1107170
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
2, KING STREET
Statutory Address:
PRINCES BUILDINGS, 11-14, AKENSIDE HILL
Statutory Address:
PRINCES BUILDINGS, 1-23, QUEENS STREET

Map

Ordnance survey map of PRINCES BUILDINGS
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1107170.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 17-Nov-2019 at 14:27:39.

Location

Statutory Address:
2, KING STREET
Statutory Address:
PRINCES BUILDINGS, 11-14, AKENSIDE HILL
Statutory Address:
PRINCES BUILDINGS, 1-23, QUEENS 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 25276 63921

Details

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE QUEEN STREET (north side) 24/350 Nos. 1 to 23 odd (Princes Buildings) G.V. II Offices. Circa 1863. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Complete block. 4 storeys. The chief architectural elevation comprises Nos. 11-23 (odd) Queen Street. No. 11 is of six bays canted in the centre so that the main elevation reads 6.4.3.4.3 making a balanced composition. Ground floor articulated by plain pilasters with original shopfronts between. First and second floors have giant pilasters to Nos. 11 and 23, Tuscan columns with heavy entablature to Nos. 13-21. Fourth and fifth floors giant pilasters again to Nos. 11 and 23. Central houses have moulded architraves to fourth floor windows. Heavy cornice on brackets, pedimented dormer. Pierced parapets to Nos. 11 and 23. Large stacks with bracketed cornices. Roofs not visible from street. Nos. 3-9 (odd) have a plainer elevation with a fourteen-bay arcade on the first and second floors. No. 1 has a classical treatment with a canted corner of 3.1.1.1.3 bays to Akenside Hill. The roofline has been interfered with by the Tyne Bridge. East flank to King Street and rear facade to Akenside Hill have a lesser architectural character. No. 23 Queen Street frames an important view of All Saints Church together with No. 25 (q.v.).

Listing NGR: NZ2527663921

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
304801
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.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 15 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03602/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].