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Northern Assurance Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9702 / 54°58'12"N

Longitude: -1.6126 / 1°36'45"W

OS Eastings: 424896

OS Northings: 564023

OS Grid: NZ248640

Mapcode National: GBR SPD.6Z

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.6BBL

Plus Code: 9C6WX9CP+3X

Entry Name: Northern Assurance Buildings

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304511

ID on this website: 101024922

Location: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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20/201 No. 2 (Northern Assurance
17/12/71 Buildings).


Offices. 1878 by Austin, Johnson and Hicks; later rear addition. Sandstone ashlar
with granite plinth and doorcase; graduated dark slate roof. Palladian style. 3
storeys and attics; 7 bays. Rusticated arcaded ground floor has vermiculate plinth.
Giant Ionic Order frames upper floors. Central doorcase, with fluted pilasters and
pulvinated frieze, and round-headed windows recessed between pilasters. Carved
tympanum above entrance is flanked by large consoles of square first-floor balcony;
serpentine balconies, with bowed railings, to other first-floor windows, all in
architraves under bracketed alternate pediments. Second-floor windows in archi-
traves. Entablature inscribed NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO. LTD. ESTABLISHED 1836 has
prominent modillioned cornice. Roof has balustrade and pedimented dormers. Right
return to Groat Market of 2 bays, the second later, in similar style.

Listing NGR: NZ2489664022

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