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Central Arcade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9731 / 54°58'23"N

Longitude: -1.6132 / 1°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 424854

OS Northings: 564347

OS Grid: NZ248643

Mapcode National: GBR SP9.DR

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.681C

Entry Name: Central Arcade

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304603

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(west side)
14/6/54 Central Arcade Nos.
1 to 22 consecutive
G.V. II*
Exchange Buildings interior: shopping arcade. Dated 1906 on entrances. By J.
Oswald and Sons. 2 rows of shops, those on the west the rear of No. 120 to 150
(even) Grainger Street. Faience by Burmantofts; iron and glass roof. 2 storeys,
lO bays of varying widths. Shops have slender pilasters and curved windows
flanking recessed entrances with high overlights; bracketed fascia supports first
floor balcony and cast iron lamp-holders. Each side of set-back upper floor has
10 groups of from one to 3 windows flanked by pilasters; shell pediments to
windows and top entablature with much rococo decoration. Each end has paired
arches on Ionic column and half-columns, with cartouches dated 1906, under
entablature. Niches with shell canopies above in Venetian form, the whole in
pilastered surround under segmental pediment and radiating panels. Round-arched
lattice girders support glazed roof and central ridged ventilator. Floor has
classical motifs in terrazzo; glass block basement lights.

Listing NGR: NZ2485464347

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

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