FORMER TRAMWAYS POWER STATION AND OFFICES - Newcastle - List Entry

  • Description

    "Corporation tramways offices and power station, now transport offices and garage, with yard wall and gates to north. 1901 by B.F. Simpson. Ashlar ground floor and basement to office; brick with ashlar dressings above and for power station. Roof of Welsh slate with copper turrets and ashlar coping. Yard wall brick with ashlar gateway and wood and wrought iron gates. Offices on corner with Trafalgar Street have basement and 4 storeys... Well-painted stained glass in entrance overlight depicts in yellow stain the first horse-drawn trams of 1870s and the electric trams of 1901, with deep colours to symbolic figures over the central arms of the Corporation. Stair well has stone or concrete dogleg stair with art nouveau wrought iron balustrade and moulded wood handrail curling out to ground floor. Power station interior shows full length iron gallery at rear, and turned balusters to viewing gallery at offices end. Full length gantry on free-standing pierced H girders supports crane for lifting turbines...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1271012
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 months, 1 week ago
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