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|Former County Court on Westgate Road which is a Grade II Listed Building by the Architects Scott and Reid.|
This is what the Listing says about the building, courtesy of http://lbonline.english-heritage.org.uk/BuildingDetailsForm.aspx?id=304922&search=y
Building Name: NUMBER 56 (COUNTY COURT) AND GATES, PIERS AND RAILINGS IN FRONT
Parish: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
District: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
County: TYNE AND WEAR
Postcode: NE1 1SG
LBS Number: 304922
Date Listed: 17/12/1971
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WESTGATE ROAD (north side)
20/570 No. 56 (County Court)
17.12.71 and gates, piers and railings in front
County Court building. Dated 1864.
Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins to upper floors; dark slate roof. Classical style. 3 storeys, 5 bays and archway at left. Steps up to double door under fanlight in right bay; Rusticated ground floor forming voussoirs to end doors, 4 round-headed windows and left archway. Masks on arch keys. Margined sash windows, shallow segmental headed on first floor, and square-headed on second, those on upper floors in architraves which are lugged and keyed on first and have bracketed sills on second floors. Ground-floor entablature with dentilled cornice; second-floor sill band and lintel string which supports brackets to top cornice. Low-pitched hipped roof has tall ashlar chimneys with bracketed cornices.
Royal Arms on blocking course above left archway; ground-floor frieze inscribed COUNTY COURT 1864. 4 square piers flank carriage entrance at left aid pedestrian entrance at right; flat-coped swarf wall between supports spear-headed wrought iron railings and gates.