History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Northern Assurance Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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.6BBM

Entry Name: Northern Assurance Buildings

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304511

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

Find accommodation in
Jesmond

Listing Text

NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE COLLINGWOOD STREET
(north side)

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

G.V. II


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

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.