NORTHUMBERLAND BATHS/CITY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1242013
Date first listed:
08-May-1992
Date of most recent amendment:
29-May-1992
Statutory Address:
NORTHUMBERLAND BATHS/CITY HALL, NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NORTHUMBERLAND BATHS/CITY HALL, NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD

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 25035 64818

Details

In the entry for the following :- NZ 26 SE : NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NORTHUMBERLAND STREET (north side) 1833-/16/17/10004 Northumberland Baths/ City Hall The address shall be amended to read:

NZ 26 SE : NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD (north side) 1833-/16/17/10004 Northumberland Baths/ City Hall

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The following items shall be added: NZ 26 SE : NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NORTHUMBERLAND STREET (north side) 1833-/16/17/10004 Northumberland Baths/ City Hall G.V. II City Hall and Public baths. 1928. Designed by Nicholas and Dixon-Spain.Steel framed, brown brick with ashlar and red brick dressings, and slate hipped roofs. Ashlar plinth. Northumberland Road, front two storeys and 25 windows. Central entrance block, 7 windows with slightly projecting 3 window centre topped by a large pediment with circular window. 3 round headed arches with panel pilasters, rusticated ashlar and above a deeply moulded band. Above 3 glazing bar sashes the central one with a moulded ashlar surround and brackets supporting a flat hood. Set-back on eitherside, a rusticated ashlar and above a deeply moulded band. Above 3 glazing bar sashes the central one with a moulded ashlar surround and brackets supporting a flat hood. Set-back eitherside, a rusticated ground floor with small barred basement windows and above single glazing bar sashes. Upper floor has single glazing bar sashes. Outer bays, set back again, also have glazing bar to each floor. 9 window side wings are similar, each has tall ashlar Doric portico with central columns between flanking antae, which project slightly in front of further antae topped by a heavy entablature and parapet. Set back on eitherside are blank walls, with further blank walls beyond. Above 5 square windows with moulded surrounds, set back on eitherside are single small square windows, and further single windows beyond all topped by a coped parapet. College Street front, 2 storey, 11 window front. Central, slightly projecting, 9 windows articulated with giant Doric pilasters, with ashlar bases and red brick dressings. Bays 4 and 6 have doorways with double panel doors and bolection mould surrounds, the remaining ground floor openings are square with plain stone surrounds. Above the doorways are tall panels with red brick surrounds. Above a thick ashlar band and 9 windows with moulded ashlar surrounds and bracketed cills, the central 7 openings have glazing bar cross casements and the outer ones are blind. Above a dentilated entablature with brick frieze and panel parapet above. Set back at eitherside a single bay, with double panel doors and bolection mould surrounds, above a single glazing bar sash to each floor with red brick surrounds and above a plain entablature. John Dobson Street front is similar with giant Doric pilasters supporting an entablature and panel parapet, with 3 large round headed doorways with moulded ashlar surrounds and large keystones, at the centre and over bays. Between 3 square windows on eitherside with plain ashlar surrounds, and above 9 square windows with moulded ashlar surrounds. At rear a tall tapering octagonal brick chimney stack with ashlar moulded cap. INTERIORS. City Hall has marble lined foyer with 3 round arches at either end, with mahogany and gilt fans, and between 2 urn shaped lamps. The north wall has 3 similar arches with double panel doors, and the south wall has 3 similar arches with double panel doors, and the south wall has 5 similar entrance arches with double glazed doors and fanlights. Deeply coffered plaster ceiling: Eitherside are staircases with metal balustrades with wave mould decoration. Hall is rectangular with narrower raised stage to north, and a large gallery with extended curved sides to the south. Gallery front decorated with rosettes, panels and wave moulds. Deeply coved ceiling above dentilated cornice, with elaborate coffered centre. Behind the stage a later organ in an eighteenth century style case. Public Baths have rectangular foyer with round headed plaster openings and deeply moulded coving, and groin vaulted corridors. Mens bath has large rectangular tiled pool, and cantilevered viewing gallery around 3 slides with curved metal railings with Greek-key pattern, stepped wooden decking and wooden rails. Coffered plaster ceiling with central segmentally curved central section with sunken overlights. Womens bath similar, though smaller, without the gallery, and with a simpler ceiling with curved centre and overlights. Turkish bath has ashlar Doric pilasters and dado, mahogany panelled changing rooms and doors, circular glazed dome and coffered ceiling plus inlaid floor. Steam room has groin vaulted ceiling with 3 circular domes, and marble slabs.

Listing NGR: NZ2503564818

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
305006
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

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Date: 09 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10377/13
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