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Princes Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9693 / 54°58'9"N

Longitude: -1.6067 / 1°36'24"W

OS Eastings: 425276

OS Northings: 563921

OS Grid: NZ252639

Mapcode National: GBR SQ8.BQ

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.9C4B

Entry Name: Princes Buildings

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304801

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Ouseburn

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 2563 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE QUEEN STREET
(north side)
24/350 Nos. 1 to 23 odd
(Princes Buildings)
G.V. II
Offices. Circa 1863. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Complete block. 4
storeys. The chief architectural elevation comprises Nos. 11-23 (odd) Queen
Street. No. 11 is of six bays canted in the centre so that the main elevation
reads 6.4.3.4.3 making a balanced composition. Ground floor articulated by plain
pilasters with original shopfronts between. First and second floors have giant
pilasters to Nos. 11 and 23, Tuscan columns with heavy entablature to Nos. 13-21.
Fourth and fifth floors giant pilasters again to Nos. 11 and 23. Central houses
have moulded architraves to fourth floor windows. Heavy cornice on brackets,
pedimented dormer. Pierced parapets to Nos. 11 and 23. Large stacks with
bracketed cornices. Roofs not visible from street. Nos. 3-9 (odd) have a plainer
elevation with a fourteen-bay arcade on the first and second floors. No. 1 has
a classical treatment with a canted corner of 3.1.1.1.3 bays to Akenside Hill.
The roofline has been interfered with by the Tyne Bridge. East flank to King
Street and rear facade to Akenside Hill have a lesser architectural character.
No. 23 Queen Street frames an important view of All Saints Church together with
No. 25 (q.v.).


Listing NGR: NZ2527663921

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

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