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Co-Operative Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Birtley, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.895 / 54°53'41"N

Longitude: -1.5772 / 1°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 427214

OS Northings: 555662

OS Grid: NZ272556

Mapcode National: GBR KCFV.B2

Mapcode Global: WHC44.R749

Entry Name: Co-Operative Buildings

Listing Date: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303768

Location: Gateshead, DH3

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Birtley

Built-Up Area: Chester-le-Street

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Birtley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(east side)

12/4 Co-operative Buildings


Co-operative Society H.Q., now shops and offices. 1901 to 1903 by Liddle
and Brown of Newcastle for Birtley Co-operative Society. Brick with ashlar
dressings; roof Welsh slate with stone gable copings; lead-covered ogee
roofs to towers. L-shaped plan. 2 storeys, 22 windows and 8 in left return.
Cornice to ground floor shops defined by rusticated pilasters; later boards
cover original fascia. First floor; 8 central bays, defined by Ionic pilasters,
have sill and impost bands and keystoned arches to 4 pairs of round-headed
windows with glazing bars; flanking 3-storey one-bay towers have large
round stone canopy on brackets to chamfered and rusticated office entrance;
first floor sash in architrave with projecting sill and second floor keystoned
ox-eye window under string and eaves cornice. 6 and 6 outer bays have lugged
architraves and projecting sills to double sashes, the inner 3 under gables;
eaves cornice. Peaks of gables to street and on returns contain 3 small windows
in architraves with conjoined sill between ball-finialled shafts on foliage-
decorated brackets; similar shafts to foot stones; shell-ornamented segmental
pediment at apex on brick panel with blank shield; consoles to pediment
and to gable coping. Roof has balustrade over 8 central bays. Source:
Daily Leader 21st August, 1901.

Listing NGR: NZ2722155678

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