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Latitude: 54.9731 / 54°58'22"N
Longitude: -1.6182 / 1°37'5"W
OS Eastings: 424536
OS Northings: 564337
OS Grid: NZ245643
Mapcode National: GBR SNL.57
Mapcode Global: WHC3R.38PF
Entry Name: Co-Operative Stores
Listing Date: 30 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105676
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304744
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 Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NEWGATE STREET (West side)
Department stores and offices. 1931-2 by L G Ekins, C W S Architect, for Newcastle
Co-operative Society Ltd. Steel frame; Springwell sandstone ashlar; green mosaic top
tower storeys; green pantiled roof. Curved site round corner of Darn Crook (now
St. Andrew's Street). Art deco style. 4 storeys and attics with 2 towers; 6:1:15:1:7
bays, 30 bays in all. The 3 left bays are an addition of 1959 in replica. Entrances
in tall square towers which have 3 full-height windows, with vertical and diagonal
glazing bars and tall opening lights; stepped tops under set-back fluted band; set-
back top storey has horizontal windows with decorative glazing bars; wrought iron
crestings. 15, bays between towers have altered ground floor windows; giant pilasters
above support deep fascia and wrought-iron wave-patterned balcony. On top floor
columns with lotus capitals in front of all tall casements with fish-scale glazing
bars in overlights; other windows casements with glazing bars. Left bays in plainer
style have 2 square-headed dormers. Right curved corner bays have central panel on
first and second floors containing shallow canted bay; dormer above has fluted stone
pilasters; plainer dormers over end bays. Left tower has barometer; right has clock
with the letters C O O P E R A T I V E in places of figures. Interior has marble
staircases with marble balustrades: steel handrail carried on small figures in flowing
style: marble-clad walls to stair wells with shaped door surrounds. Corner display-
cases have decorative glazing bars. Historical note: at the opening in 1932, the
distinguished guest was presented with a television set. Source: Newcastle Evening
Chronicle, September 5, 1932, p.8.
Listing NGR: NZ2453664337
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