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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION; PASSENGER BUILDINGS AND TRAIN SHED WITH PLATFORMS

List entry Number: 1355291

Location

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION; PASSENGER BUILDINGS AND TRAIN SHED WITH PLATFORMS, NEVILLE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Newcastle upon TyneMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304734

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NZ 2463 NW and NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NEVILLE STREET NZ 2463 NE (south side) 22/409 and 23/409 Central Railway Station passenger buildings 14.6.54 and train shed with platforms

In the descriptive notes the penultimate sentence shall be amended to read: "Refreshment room has Burmantofts faience decoration, in Baroque style, covering walls and ceilings, now concealed by suspended ceiling and walls panels".

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NZ 2463 NW and NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NEVILLE STREET NZ 2463 NE (south side) 22/409 and 23/409 Central Railway Station passenger buildings 14.6.54 and train shed with platforms G.V. I Railway station. 1845-50 by John Dobson for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway Company; portico 1860 by Prosser for North Eastern Railway Company; extended c.1890 by W. Bell. Sandstone ashlar; roofs not visible. Wrought and cast iron train shed. Curved plan with front, central and rear ranges; and main entrance portico. Classical style. Station building of one high storey. 7-bay wings flank high 7-bay portico: 21 bays in all. Portico of keyed arches framed in paired Doric pilasters under entablature with triglyph frieze and parapet with pilasters. Wings have paired sashes under dentilled band and 4-paned lunettes, all under top entablature with triglyph frieze and blocking course. End bays have high plinths supporting rusticated, hollow-chamfered arches with mask key- stones; attached Tuscan columns within arches flank windows; lunettes above. Interior: booking hall has paired Tuscan columns. Refreshment room has Burmantofts faience decoration, in Baroque style, covering walls and ceilings. Train shed of cast iron columns, with simple leaf capitals, supporting low-curved segmental girders; for devising rollers to shape these Dobson was awarded a medal in 1858 at Paris. Roof of panels in c.1979 replica of originals has wide glazed sections with central ridged ventilators.

Listing NGR: NZ2461363825

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National Grid Reference: NZ 24613 63825

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