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Newcastle, Westgate Road, Cooper's Auction House




Auction House

Early Modern


Extant Building

Deposited building plans dated 12th March 1897 show the planned construction of Cooper's Auction Yard, a depot for horses, carriages, cycles and auto-cars. This was, in effect, an early multi-storey car park with an oval-shaped auction arena with central galleried space, and stabling for horses on ground and first floors and carriage, cycle and car parking on the second floor where there was also a showroom. Access between floors was by ramps and a carriage lift. The building is of three storeys in red-brown brick. Strange shape of the building was dicated by the available space on the site when it was designed. The office faƧade and public entrance to the building is ornate, with projecting string courses of yellow sandstone and first and second level and sandstone mouldings. "Cooper's Motor Mart" is picked out in white glazed brick or tile at the end of the building which once housed the vehicle lift added in 1925. LISTED GRADE 2




<< HER 5977 >> J.C. Mabbitt, Tyne and Wear Museums,2004, Former Hertz Site, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeological Assessment and Building Survey Tyne and Wear Archive Service, 1897, Deposited Building Plan, 12 March 1897, ref 17383 Tyne and Wear Archive Service, 1929, Deposited Building Plan, T186/17383 Tyne and Wear Archive Service, 1925, Deposited Building Plan, T186/17383; Grace McCombie, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner Architectural Guide, p. 117; Carroll, Rutter, 2012, Ryder (RIBA Publishing)

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