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LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

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: LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

List entry Number: 1121954

Location

LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, WESTGATE ROAD

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County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304943

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Details

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD (south side) 23/591 14.6.54 Literary and Philosophical Society GV II* Private library and society rooms. 1822 by John Green; stone mason John Ions of Gateshead. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Greek revival style. 3 storeys, 3 bays under pediment. Moulded plinths; rusticated ground floor with wide square stone steps to double door recessed behind fluted Ionic columns; Voussoirs to this and to flanking aproned sashes. First-floor sashes in architraves, with cornices, the central bracketed; projecting sills to square second-floor sashes; all windows have glazing bars. Top entablature with triglyphs and guttae. Ends set back and entablature follows. 1885 addition of rear wing at right-angles obscured by Bolbec Hall (q.v.). Interior shows much classical stucco ornament on friezes; wrought-iron balconies and spiral stair to library gallery; low-domed roof lights with glazing bars. Extension at rear with similar-style interior 1888/9 by A.B. Gibson. Sculpture collection includes busts of Bewick 1825 by Bailey, of Rev. Turner 1829 by Bailey; of George Stephenson 1832 by Moore; of Robert Stephenson 1855 by Wyon; and statue of James Losh 1836 by Lough.

Listing NGR: NZ2481363925

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National Grid Reference: NZ 24813 63925

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