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The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road


Number 23 Westgate Road is the home of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne. The 'Lit & Phil' building was constructed from 1822 and opened in 1825; it includes it's extensive library and society rooms (The Society itself was established earlier, in 1793). The Greek revival style building was designed by John Green, working with stone mason John Ions of Gateshead. A rear wing to the building was added in 1895. The building is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Westgate Road Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne John Green (1787 - 1852) 1822
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070584: Literary & Philosophical Society Library (Lit & Phil) Westage Road, Newcastle

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The New Building of the Literary and Philosophical Society (1836).

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Image taken from page 125 of 'The History of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1793-1896 ... With ... illustrations'

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048617:The Literary and Philosophical Society Library, 1987

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048605:The Literary and Philosophical Society Library, 1987

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PLAQUE ON THE LIT & PHIL

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Literary And Philosophical Society Of Newcastle

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Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society, Westgate Road

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Literary and Philosophical Society, Westgate Road, Newcastle

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The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, NE1

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LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - Newcastle - List Entry
- "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 ...

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