55 - 57 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
55 - 57 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SG View on map
Built on the Roman Wall, and occupied since the 15th century, the various phases of development in this town house are still visible. It was the city's Mansion House in the 17th century, Assembly rooms in the 18th century while also accommodating a girls school. Former home to Geoffrey Fawcett, Recorder of Newcastle it was considerably re styled twice during the 18th century. Much of the building has remained unaltered since the 1760's and contains impressive 'Imperial' plasterwork in a Northern version of the Italian style. The first phase of restoration revealed the rear of the building that had been covered over for nearly 100 years by a Victorian factory
The building is regularly available to view by appointment on most weekdays. It is also open for a number of events throughout the year. Please see website for more details: www.newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk as they are published.
Just north of the Central Station on the B3107. Rail: Newcastle Central (2 minutes walk). Bus: Many local routes stop at the Central train station.