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Moot Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9688 / 54°58'7"N

Longitude: -1.6093 / 1°36'33"W

OS Eastings: 425111

OS Northings: 563866

OS Grid: NZ251638

Mapcode National: GBR SPW.JK

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.7CXP

Entry Name: Moot Hall

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304451

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: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(south side)

24/146 Moot Hall (formerly
17.12.71 listed in Castle Ward,

G.V. I

Courts. 1811 by John Stokoe; alterations 1877 by W. Crozier, Durham County
Architect, and later. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Greek revival style.
2 storeys; 1:3:3:3:1 bays, 11 in all. 6 full-width steps, breaking forward to
central pedimented tetrastyle Doric portico. Renewed double doors at centre and
in slightly projecting end bays. Sash windows in plain reveals, glazing bars to
those on ground floor. Bands at ground floor lintels and first floor level.
Eaves fascia and cornice; high coped parapet. 3 late C19 square tapered lamps
on elaborate brackets over door. Each end has oval marble mount holding cast
iron drinking fountain with lion mask tap; cups removed. 1877 alterations
included insertion of full-width steps between end and centre pavilions; filling-
in of rear portico; interior remodelling. Interior shows some original cornices,
door and window architraves and shutters to original window. Massive studded
doors to basement cells with very sturdy hinges and bands; manacles attached to
wall of cell. Historical note: until 1974 this was a detached part of the County
of Northumberland. Contemporary accounts give William Stokoe as architect;
elevational drawings are signed by John. Source: Laing Art Gallery catalogue.
Tyneside Classical Tradition. Tyne and Wear County Museums 1980, p.14.

Listing NGR: NZ2511163866

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