LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - Newcastle - List Entry

  • Description

    "Private library and society rooms. 1822 by John Green; stone mason John Ions of Gateshead. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Greek revival style. 3 storeys, 3 bays under pediment. Moulded plinths; rusticated ground floor with wide square stone steps to double door recessed behind fluted Ionic columns...1885 addition of rear wing at right-angles obscured by Bolbec Hall (q.v.). Interior shows much classical stucco ornament on friezes; wrought-iron balconies and spiral stair to library gallery; low-domed roof lights with glazing bars. Extension at rear with similar-style interior 1888/9 by A.B. Gibson. Sculpture collection includes busts of Bewick 1825 by Bailey, of Rev. Turner 1829 by Bailey; of George Stephenson 1832 by Moore; of Robert Stephenson 1855 by Wyon; and statue of James Losh 1836 by Lough...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1121954
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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