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The Central Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9655 / 54°57'55"N

Longitude: -1.6045 / 1°36'16"W

OS Eastings: 425416

OS Northings: 563496

OS Grid: NZ254634

Mapcode National: GBR SQL.3R

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.BG58

Entry Name: The Central Public House

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248558

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430222

Location: Gateshead, NE8

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Bridges

Built-Up Area: Gateshead

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Gateshead Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

5099 (south side)

NZ 2563 5/91 The Central Public House


1854 by M Thompson. The building occupies a flattened triangular island site.
Coursed stone with ashlar dressings. Low pitched Welsh slate roof with corniced
stone stacks. Three storeys at east end, two at west, five and fivebays. Moulded
eaves cornice and frieze, raised quoins, high moulded plinth. Upper floors have
five-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned windows with raised surrounds. Arcaded
ground floor with archivolts and strong key-stones, the arches framed in an Ionic
Order with faceted rusticated pilasters, the rustication continuing into the arch
pilasters. Some engraved glass, patterned glazing bars. Wider, plainer bays on
south-west front and a "Norman Shaw" type oriel in the southernmost bay. Entrance
in single west bay.

History: Built by Alderman Potts, wine merchant, as business premises. Became a
hotel circa 1890.

Listing NGR: NZ2541663496

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

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