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Number 56 (County Court) and Gates, Piers and Railings in Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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: Number 56 (County Court) and Gates, Piers and Railings in Front

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

(north side)
20/570 No. 56 (County Court)
17.12.71 and gates, piers and
railings in front
County Court building. Dated 1864.
Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins to upper floors; dark slate roof. Classical
style. 3 storeys, 5 bays and archway at left. Steps up to double door under fanlight
in right bay; Rusticated ground floor forming voussoirs to end doors, 4 round-headed
windows and left archway. Masks on arch keys. Margined sash windows, shallow seg-
mental-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.
4 square piers flank carriage entrance at left aid pedestrian entrance at right;
flat-coped swarf wall between supports spear-headed wrought iron railings and gates.

Listing NGR: NZ2462364031

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