Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square was built in 1770 by architect William Newton. It was the first London-style housing development associated with a garden to be built in Newcastle.
William Newton was also responsible for building The Assembly Rooms and St Anns Church amongst his many projects.

The square itself and its garden have recently been restored to create an attractive and fully functional public space.



10th July 2022



Charlotte Square, No. 1.
2 houses, now offices. 1770 by William Newton. English bond brick with rendered plinth and ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys and attics; 6 bays. Wide double door, 8-panelled leaves, in fourth bay. Doorcase of fluted pilasters, carved spandrels and prominent cornice. Round brick door arch in first bay blocked and window inserted. Wedge stone lintels to plain sashes, with projecting stone sills on ground and second floors; bands at first floor, first floor sills, and eaves. Later mansard roof has 6 bargeboarded dormers. 6 steps to door have cast iron handrails on acanthus-leaf balusters, that at right renewed. Interior shows some architraves; 2 Venetian stair windows at rear; the lower has Tuscan columns with fluted necking. Grade 2 listed. Source: Sitelines.



Charlotte Square, Nos. 3 to 8.
5 houses, now 4: offices and workshops. 1770 by William Newton. English bond brick with plinth and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate mansard roof with rendered gable to No. 3 at right. 3 storeys (except No. 3, 4 storeys); attics to No. 3. 3:5:4:3 bays. End houses project slightly. No. 3 has steps up to 4-panelled door in stone surround; and inserted door at left. No. 5 has a 6-panelled door in wide Tuscan surround; No. 6 a pedimented Tuscan doorcase with number on cartouche; No. 8 a 6-panelled door in plain reveal. Gauged brick flat arches to plain sashes, projecting stone sills to second floor and to third floor at No. 3; bands at ground and first floor sills and first floor level. Sashes renewed except in No. 5. Chimneys at rear and on ridge between Nos. 5 and 6. Interiors: No. 4 has boarded dado in entrance hall; ramped narrow handrail on plain balustrade with turned newels; some architraves. No. 6 has deep panelled reveal to one door on first floor, renewed staircase; No. 8 has entrance hall arch; hardboard- covered balustrade and ramped handrail; architraves. Interior of No. 3 not inspected. No. 5 has basement opened up circa 1980. Grade 2 listed. Source: Sitelines.



Charlotte Square, Nos. 9 and 10.
Houses, now offices. 1770 by William Newton. English bond brick with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys; 3 and 4 bays, the 2 left projecting slightly. Renewed door in second bay from right; blocked doorway in fourth bay and wider door inserted. Wedge stone lintels to sashes with glazing bars; projecting stone sills to second floor; bands at ground and first floor sills, and at first floor level. Ventilators inserted in sashes of 2 left bays. Gutter cornice. No chimneys visible. Grade 2 listed. Source: Sitelines.



Charlotte Square, Nos. 8 and 9.





13th May 2011


















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