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Newcastle, Westgate Road, No. 19, Irving House







Extant Building

Offices. Dated 1910 on cartouche. By William Bell, for North Eastern Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible. Free Baroque style. 4 storeys, 5 bays. Central wider bay has steps up to renewed double door and fanlight in rusticated surround with recessed attached rusticated Ionic columns flanking keyed arch and supporting open pediment with elaborate cartouche carved IRVING HOUSE. Plinth; rusticated ground floor fonts voussoirs to round-headed sashes with carved keystones under cornice. Architraves to all upper windows, those in first floor with Gibbs surrounds, the central tripartite with central pediment. First floor cornice supports giant enriched Ionic pilasters. Double keystones on first floor, triple in centre bay, second-floor window cornices, third floor aprons and moulded sills; swag and garland to central window. Top entablature has modillioned cornice and central segmental pediment with dated cartouche. Balustrade above with consoles flanking central raised panel. Two tall corniced end chimneys. LISTED GRADE 2




Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, 23/589; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 117

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