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Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 24813 63925


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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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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Date: 19 Oct 2000
Reference: IOE01/03051/32
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