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Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Peacock Hall (admin)



Health and Welfare

Hospital Building



Extant Building

Hospital offices. Foundation stone 1900 by Prince of Wales; building 1901-1906. By W. L. Newcombe and Percy Adams, after consultation with-Sir A. Waterhouse. Sandstone ashlar ground floor, central pavilion, and central sections of end pavilions; remainder bright red brick with ashlar dressings. Roof of graduated Lakeland slate. 3 storeys and attics; 17 bays in all, with 3-bay centre and end pavilions. Central porte-cochere. Pilasters to pavilions with central top pediments, segmental over entrance bay. End pavilions have ground-floor central canted bay windows. All windows stone mullioned and transomed with leaded lights. 3 flat- headed dormers to each outer section; central attic in stone surround continuous with linking coped parapet. High roof, hipped over pavilions, with central lantern and high ashlar-corniced brick chimneys. Interior shows groined inner porch with 4 bronze commemorative plaques, recording gifts from Lord and Lady Armstrong and others;. Entrance hall and gallery panelled with inlay, in Baroque style; much flower decoration in stucco frieze and ceiling. LISTED GRADE 2




Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historic Interest, 15/473; Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 136-7; The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne: Official Souvenir on the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935

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