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Forbes' Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Newport, Middlesbrough

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Latitude: 54.5675 / 54°34'2"N

Longitude: -1.2404 / 1°14'25"W

OS Eastings: 449207

OS Northings: 519403

OS Grid: NZ492194

Mapcode National: GBR MHSM.7G

Mapcode Global: WHD6Z.XGHC

Entry Name: Forbes' Buildings

Listing Date: 28 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59749

Location: Middlesbrough, TS1

County: Middlesbrough

Electoral Ward/Division: Newport

Built-Up Area: Middlesbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middlesbrough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

NZ 41 NE (4919)
west side.
3/50 Forbes' Buildings
- II
Bakery with shops and offices, 1899/1900 by R. Lofthouse & Sons
(Middlesbrough), for John Forbes. Now used as shopping arcade. Brick in
English garden wall bond, with terracotta dressings. Late C20 concrete-
tiled roofs, and glazed roof over arcades. Asymmetrical front. Mixed
Classical and Gothic styles. 2-and 3-storey, 8-bay entrance front. 4th bay
has round-headed vehicle entrance, with fanlight, imposts and archivolt with
enriched key blocks and roundels in spandrels, under deep frieze with
applied lettering: "FORBES' BUILDINGS", and cornice. Other bays have
renewed late C20 shop fronts, framed by original pilasters and cornice. 3
sash windows, on upper floors of each bay, with quoin surrounds or grouped
with pilasters. Venetian windows on 2nd floors of first and 6th bays and on
first floor of 2nd, 5th and 7th bays. Bracketed sills and plain lintel
bands. Shaped gable over each bay, with paired trefoil-headed attic windows
under floating cornices in 3rd, 4th and 8th bays. Blind round-headed niches
between bays. Round turret, with blind round arcading and bracketed
trumpet-shaped copper roof, rises from curved left corner. Similar 2-bay
right return. 10-bay left return shows similar but restrained treatment.
Rebuilt late C20 service area on north-west part of site is not of special

Listing NGR: NZ4920719403

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

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