The Custom House (Berwick upon Tweed)
No 18 (The Custom House)
18th century, Adam style. Two storeys, five bays. Ashlar, with fine doorway with round-headed traceried fanlight and Tuscan fluted pilasters, and side lights of Venetian type. Five renewed sash windows above. Said to be good interior - Adam mantelpieces, staircase, mahogany doors, marble pavement, and some stucco ceilings.
All listed buildings in Quay Walls form a Grade II group in view of their prominence as the river frontage of Berwick. (1)
Late 18th century house; Dispensary 1862-72; 1917 Custom House (Cowe 1984: 12). Pinkish ashlar with plinth and ashlar quoins and dressings. Grey slate roof hipped at right with rendered right gable stack. 2 storeys, 5 windows. Renewed steps to wide central doorway which has Adam-style treatment: side lights and wide band encircle overlight with radiating glazing bars; slender pilasters frame recessed 6-panel door and support cornice over door and 4-pane sidelights, the whole framed by moulded surround with stepped voussoirs. Ground floor impost band to door and round-headed windows; those and first floor windows have architrave surrounds and projecting sills, and renewed sashes with glazing bars. Dentilled eaves gutter cornice. Door has two wrought-iron footscrapers. 20th century lettering `CUSTOM HOUSE' applied in doorhead. (2)
It is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.
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