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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


Opening Arrangements

Due to on-going work the building is not suitable for unaccompanied public access. Open for Heritage Open Days only (07-10 September 2017) and by appointment. Check website for details:


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.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: No