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Borough Engineering Department (Iii)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9646 / 54°57'52"N

Longitude: -1.6032 / 1°36'11"W

OS Eastings: 425501

OS Northings: 563404

OS Grid: NZ255634

Mapcode National: GBR SQR.PF

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.BGSX

Entry Name: Borough Engineering Department (Iii)

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430253

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

Borough Engineering
NZ 2563 5/114 Services Department (III)

The former Post Office. 1873-5. Tooled stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof
with corniced stone chimneys. Simple building with some classical detail. Three
storeys (the top one seems to be an addition) five bays and three-bay West return
to Swinburne Place. Rusticated ground floor up to impost string of round-arched
recesses framing round-headed windows and door at right. Moulded plinth. Pilasters
rest on ground floor entablature, frame round-arched first floor windows with
archivolts and key blocks, and support a cornice. Segment arched second floor
windows in raised surrounds. All windows sashes. Moulded and modillioned eaves
cornice. Included partly as one of the municipal group of buildings.

Listing NGR: NZ2550163404

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

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