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Town Hall, Ancillary Buildings and Former Police Station to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridges, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9644 / 54°57'51"N

Longitude: -1.6037 / 1°36'13"W

OS Eastings: 425470

OS Northings: 563377

OS Grid: NZ254633

Mapcode National: GBR SQP.LW

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.BHK2

Entry Name: Town Hall, Ancillary Buildings and Former Police Station to Rear

Listing Date: 13 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430255

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 (east side)

NZ 2563 5/118 Town Hall, ancillary
buildings and former
II Police Station to rear

2.
1868-70 by John Johnstone. Ashlar, Welsh slate roof. Substantial composition in
neo-Romanesque style with errant details. Two storeys, two, three and two bays.
Central block taller and projecting, with bays framed in pilasters supporting heavy
entablature with ornamental frieze and modillion cornice. Balustraded balcony over
has corner pedestals with urns (some missing) central segmental pediment with
allegorical figures and plinth with larger figure above. Side sections have lower,
hip ended roofs and simpler entablatures also resting on pilasters. Paired round
arched first floor windows, those in centre in round arched recesses with oculi in
heads. Ground floor paired segmental headed windows, banded pilasters and
rusticated plinth.

Round-arched central entrance with nook shafts and mouldings. Set back outer
entrance bays have similar doorways, the northern one up a lone flight of steps
as the hill slopes down.

North return has four bays of this building in similar style but with a full
basement storey. Then a mid C19 Italianate ashlar building of two storeys, six bays,
the left bay being a four-storey square tower with a second-floor corbel table and
deeply overhanging eaves, a pyramidal roof and eccentrically placed stone chimneys.

Beyond this a later two-storey, three-window ashlar building of simple character.
South return shows long rear part of rubble with round first floor windows in raised
surrounds. This seems to be a much earlier building, possibly late C18, which was
adapted and incorporated into the Town Hall complex.

Listing NGR: NZ2547063377

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

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