SUN INSURANCE BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1355250

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987

Statutory Address: SUN INSURANCE BUILDINGS, 23-29, COLLINGWOOD STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: SUN INSURANCE BUILDINGS, 23-29, COLLINGWOOD 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 24839 63961

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Details

NZ 2463 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE COLLINGWOOD STREET (south side)

23/206 Nos. 23-29 odd (Sun Insurance Buildings)

G.V. II

Offices. 1902-4 by Oliver, Leeson and Wood for Sun Insurance Co. Sandstone ashlar with granite plinth and door surrounds. Copper roof. Free style. 6 storeys, 5 bays and 3-bay cimved right corner. Central double door in bolection-moulded architrave with coved rusticated stone surround to that and to fanlight; rusticated ground floor. Prominent brackets above door support balcony to window in segmental- pedimented Ionic aedicule with carved sun. Architraves to all windows; bracketed pediments to those in outer first - floor bays, and cornices on second floor. Prominent modillioned top cornice. Curved corner has high plinth with cushion rustication and guilloche band; door in central bay has fluted architrave under oeil-de-boeuf flanked by large Atlantes, on brackets with much leaf and flower carving, which support first-floor balcony. Balconies have wrought-iron sun motif. Right return to Westgate Road continues plinth and has giant Corinthian pilasters to segmental pediment containing large sunburst. Copper-covered blocking course ornamented with repeated S. Roof curved over corner bay.

Listing NGR: NZ2483963961

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 304516

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