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Akenside House, Newcastle


Akenside House on Akenside Hill in Newcastle was built as offices in 1902. It has a polished dark granite ground floor which is now home to the Akenside Traders public house. It was once used by the Midland Bank (1968 photo). Above the ground floor are a further 4 storeys in sandstone ashlar, and above that are attics and a Mansard roof (a type of roof having two slopes on every side) which has a central octagonal lantern with copper dome. Much of the building above the ground floor is now residential apartments. The building is named after local poet Mark Akenside (1721 - 1770). Akenside House is a Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

Akenside Hill Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle Mark Akenside 1902 Public Houses
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Akenside House, Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1968

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061128:Akenside Traders Akenside Hill Malcolm Maybury 1995

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Akenside House, Akenside Hill

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Akenside House, Akenside Hill, Newcastle

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Side, NE1

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Building on Side, NE1 - detail

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Building on Side, NE1 - kittiwakes nesting above scary lion

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Side, NE1 (2)

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AKENSIDE HOUSE - Newcastle - List Entry
- "Offices. Dated 1902. Polished dark granite ground floor; sandstone ashlar above. Dark slate roof with copper dome. 5 storeys and attics. Deeply-projecting eaves cornice. End bays have rusticated pilasters and ...

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Mark Akenside
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Mark Akenside
- Overview About Mark Akenside Mark Akenside (1721 - 1770) was a poet and physician born in Newcastle. He attending the Royal Free Grammar School and then a Dissenting Academy in Newcastle ...

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