Tyne and Wear HER(15897): Newcastle, Blandford Square, No. 12 (Fired Earth) - Details
Newcastle, Blandford Square, No. 12 (Fired Earth)
Handsome three storey brick building with curved-headed windows with sandstone keystones. The main façade has a raised pediment surmounted with a sandstone ball finial. There are sandstone obelisk finials to either side. There is a sandstone cornice. Presumably a former Co-operative building like nearby Blandford House (HER 5170). The co-op had a two-storey stable on Blandford Square. The Fired Earth showroom has support columns and drainage channels inside. The original proposed plan of a stable building on this site held by Tyne and Wear Archives is stamped as rejected, so presumably was not built. The plan shows a pitched roof and the current building has a flat roof. The two storey stable would have had horse ramps and a feed loft. The existing building looks like a warehouse with a grand façade.
Graham Bradshaw, Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives, 2013 (pers comm)