OLD ASSEMBLY ROOMS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1355256
Date first listed:
14-Jun-1954
Statutory Address:
OLD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, FENKLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, FENKLE 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 24607 64061

Details

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENKLE STREET (north side) 20/240 14/6/54 Old Assembly Rooms G.V. II* Assembly Rooms. 1774-6 by William Newton; financed by public subscription. Sand- stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Classical style. 3-storey, 3-bay centre and 2- storey, one-bay wings. Circa 1900 rearrangement of entrance has doors flanking centre bay in rusticated ground floor. Giant Ionic Order (capitals after the Erectheion), paired at ends, and pediment to main block. First floor centre window round-headed, side windows pedimented, all in architraves; smaller second- floor sashes. Sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals, the upper in arched recesses, in wings. Floor bands; impost bands to wings. Hipped roofs on wings. Interior shows classical decorative work of high quality in main rooms of both floors, with sensitive use of Orders and delicate ceiling plasterwork; carved chimney-pieces and enriched doorcases.

Listing NGR: NZ2460764061

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
304552
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: 13 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03759/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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