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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9637 / 54°57'49"N

Longitude: -1.6035 / 1°36'12"W

OS Eastings: 425482

OS Northings: 563303

OS Grid: NZ254633

Mapcode National: GBR SQQ.9P

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.BHNL

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430257

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

1, WEST STREET
5099
Post Office
NZ 2563 5/120

II

2.
1897, HM Office of Works. Red brick, terra-cotta dressings, slate roof. Lively
Renaissance style. Two storeys, three bays, the two at right projecting slightly
under tall gable with foliage ornament and crown, ball finial. Very high pitched
roof has tall chimneys with lesenes and stepped cornices. In left bay an eight-
panel double door in moulded and chamfered frame with paired, trefoil-headed windows
above under deeply moulded four-centred arch. Stone plinth. Mullioned and
transomed windows, round-headed above, trefoiled below, have joggled voussoirs and
irregular block jambs. Small hipped dormer behind battlemented parapet of left bay.

Plaque records this as the site of (the house of) Thomas Bewick, the celebrated
engraver and illustrator.

Listing NGR: NZ2548263303

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

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