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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1248558
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430222
Location: Gateshead, NE8
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
1. HALF MOON LANE
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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