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Newcastle, The Side, Nos. 31 to 33, Crown Posada Public House




Licensed Premises

Public House

Early Modern


Extant Building

Public house. 1880 by WL Newcombe. MATERIALS: grey granite plinth, sandstone ashlar, graduated slate roof. PLAN: 3 drinking areas, one behind other, servery on left. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 4-bays. Slightly projecting end bays contain steps up to double 6-panelled door and overlight with glazing bars at left, elaborate wrought iron gate and overlight at right. Centre 2 windows have Pre-Raphaelite style stained glass pictures. Swaged panels above each ground floor bay defined by fluted pilasters, and entablature with pulvinated frieze and egg-and-dart moulded cornice. Architrave's to windows on upper floors, casements with transom lights. Pediments, outer ones segmented to first floor windows with full-width balustrade, cornices over second floor windows. Modillion top cornice breaking forward at projections. Balustrade between projections contain dormers with Ionic pilasters and raised pediments. 2 similar dormers behind balustrade. High mansard roof, with tall square hips over end bays, has tall ashlar corniced end chimneys. INTERIOR: front left low wood and glass screen marking off drinking area. Servery has panelled counter bar back with deep cornice, top with dentil frieze. On right match board dado and above mirrors with mahogany surrounds running length of building. Low partition, door removed between the 2 rear drinking areas. Ceiling with deeply recessed panels with frames containing guilloche and egg-and-dart ornament. A well designed late C19 public house that retains its plan form and most of its fittings. LISTED GRADE 2




Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, 1833/24/528; Thomas Yellowley, 2006, Stained glass in Tyneside's Finest, pp 193-4; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 118; Brian Bennison, 1996, Heady Days - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Vol 1, The Central Area, p 43

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