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

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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

Summary

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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

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