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Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ 24607 64061


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


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