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County Court and gates, piers and railings to front, 56 Westgate Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9703 / 54°58'13"N

Longitude: -1.6169 / 1°37'0"W

OS Eastings: 424623

OS Northings: 564031

OS Grid: NZ246640

Mapcode National: GBR SNS.G4

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4BBJ

Entry Name: County Court and gates, piers and railings to front, 56 Westgate Road

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304922

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2464 SE
20/570

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
WESTGATE ROAD (north side)
No. 56 (County Court) and gates, piers and railings in front

17.12.71

GV
II
County Court building. Dated 1864. Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins to upper floors; dark slate roof. Classical style.

Three storeys, five bays and archway at left. Steps up to double door under fanlight in right bay; Rusticated ground floor forming voussoirs to end doors, four round-headed windows and left archway. Masks on arch keys. Margined sash windows, shallow segmental headed on first floor, and square-headed on second, those on upper floors in architraves which are lugged and keyed on first and have bracketed sills on second floors. Ground-floor entablature with dentilled cornice; second-floor sill band and lintel string which supports brackets to top cornice. Low-pitched hipped roof has tall ashlar chimneys with bracketed cornices. Royal Arms on blocking course above left archway; ground-floor frieze inscribed COUNTY COURT 1864. Four square piers flank carriage entrance at left and pedestrian entrance at right; flat-coped dwarf wall between supports spear-headed wrought iron railings and gates.

Listing NGR: NZ2462364031

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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