2012

NZ2464 : Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle

taken 12 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle
Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle
A supremely elegant work of William Newton, 1774-76, consisting of a three-bay pedimented centrepiece (NZ2464 : Detail of Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle) and lower wings, all tied together by the rusticated ground floor and first-floor band. The entrance canopy belongs to Austin, Johnson & Hicks's 1882 alterations. Grade II* listed.
Now a venue for hire.
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Newton (1730-98) was one of a breed of skilled, provincial builder-architects who, during the C18th and C19th, created substantial parts of the built fabric of the country that we see today. He spent the whole of his life in Newcastle and established a large practice in the region, mostly building or remodelling country houses, but also designing a number of public buildings and housing in the city. Colvin's Dictionary of British Architects describes him as a "competent but conventional Georgian architect whose work is sometimes elegant, always pleasing, but never remarkable."
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Geographical Context: Business, Retail, Services Primary Subject: Building other tags: Listed Building Georgian Architecture Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Street [1109] · Newcastle [1022] · Buildings [688] · Grade II Listed [281] Other Photos: · Detail of Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle ·
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NZ2464, 2467 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Stephen Richards   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2459 6404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2227N 1:37.0450W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2457 6402
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