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Old Assembly Rooms

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

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Latitude: 54.9706 / 54°58'14"N

Longitude: -1.6171 / 1°37'1"W

OS Eastings: 424607

OS Northings: 564061

OS Grid: NZ246640

Mapcode National: GBR SNR.1Y

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.4B6B

Entry Name: Old Assembly Rooms

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304552

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 John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

(north side)
14/6/54 Old Assembly Rooms
G.V. II*
Assembly Rooms. 1774-6 by William Newton; financed by public subscription. Sand-
stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Classical style. 3-storey, 3-bay centre and 2-
storey, one-bay wings. Circa 1900 rearrangement of entrance has doors flanking
centre bay in rusticated ground floor. Giant Ionic Order (capitals after the
Erectheion), paired at ends, and pediment to main block. First floor centre
window round-headed, side windows pedimented, all in architraves; smaller second-
floor sashes. Sash windows with glazing bars in plain reveals, the upper in
arched recesses, in wings. Floor bands; impost bands to wings. Hipped roofs on
wings. Interior shows classical decorative work of high quality in main rooms of
both floors, with sensitive use of Orders and delicate ceiling plasterwork;
carved chimney-pieces and enriched doorcases.

Listing NGR: NZ2460764061

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

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