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Former Cooperative Wholesale Society Printing Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9717 / 54°58'17"N

Longitude: -1.622 / 1°37'19"W

OS Eastings: 424296

OS Northings: 564181

OS Grid: NZ242641

Mapcode National: GBR SN1.HK

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.19XH

Plus Code: 9C6WX9CH+M6

Entry Name: Former Cooperative Wholesale Society Printing Works

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304812

ID on this website: 101024803

Location: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Matthew with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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(west side)
19/620 Former C.W.S. printing
Printing works. Circa 1890 by F. W. Rich for Co-operative Wholesale Society.
Brick with ashlar dressings; Lakeland slate roof. 4 storeys and attics; 7 x 4
bays, the seventh a canted corner under octagonal tower; gable over 2 left bays.
Ground floor has round keyed brick arch in corner entrance containing swan-neck
pediment over recessed door; flat keyed round heads to door and window in 2 left
bays; wide elliptical keyed and moulded arches elsewhere. Stone ground-floor
entablature supports giant pilasters; second-floor cornice breaks forward over
pilasters, which have stone banded rustication; plain brick pilasters frame
third-floor windows in arched recesses under brick cornice. Wood mullions and
transoms to all windows; double keystones to first-floor moulded segmental arches
and to second-floor square window heads; 3 right bays have pedimented drip string
over banded jambs. Keyed round window in left gable; smaller keyed windows in
tower; linking pilastered parapet has brick coping. steeply-pitched roof; high
dome over tower has moulded lead ribsand balustraded lantern with octagonal stage
under round spirelet with swept eaves and ball-and spike finial.

Listing NGR: NZ2429664181

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