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Co-Operative Stores

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WX9FJ+6P

Entry Name: Co-Operative Stores

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304744

Location: Monument, Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Co-operative Stores
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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