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Blandford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.969 / 54°58'8"N

Longitude: -1.6248 / 1°37'29"W

OS Eastings: 424115

OS Northings: 563881

OS Grid: NZ241638

Mapcode National: GBR SMN.0N

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.0CKK

Entry Name: Blandford House

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304909

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 Matthew with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

Blandford House
Former Co-operative warehouse, now Museum Services Headquarters and Archives
Department. 1899 by Oliver and Leeson for C.W.S. Red brick with sandstone and
terracotta dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roofs with copper domes. 4
storeys and 2-storey attics; 13 bays plus projecting left corner bay and set-
back right end bay. Entrances on canted corner and in first and fifty bay in
stone panels with handed rock-faced rustication forming voussoirs and keystones
to round arches. Corner and main entrances have segmental broken pediments with
plaques now holding County Logo. Wrought iron lamp bracket above corner door.
Full-height flat pilasters support attic balcony, over egg-and-dart moulding with
stone brackets, and form elliptical heads to tall sunk panels holding the four
levels of segment-headed windows. Principal windows are on tall second floor and
are 2-light with arched internal heads and stone alternate voussoirs. All windows
sashes with glazing bars. On left corner a tall narrow oriel rests on stone corbel
and rises to ogee dome, with crowning onion domelet and spike finial. Right bay has
canted oriel with similar dome. Interior shows high-quality staircase and director's
suite with marble stairs, walnut panelling, stained glass on top landing showing
large wheatsheaf, and art deco light fittings.

Listing NGR: NZ2411563881

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

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