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Blocks 1-2 and 3-4, Ponteland

Description: Blocks 1-2 and 3-4

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238838

OS Grid Reference: NZ1537574026
OS Grid Coordinates: 415375, 574026
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0605, -1.7608

Location: Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0BL

Locality: Ponteland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0BL

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Listing Text

NZ 17 SE
Blocks 1-2 and 3-4


Cottage homes for children. 1903 by Leeson for the Newcastle Board of Guardians.
Now Police Headquarters and college. Cavity walls in stretcher bond brick;
partly pebbledashed and painted. Welsh slate roofs. Two pairs of semi-detached
houses in Domestic Revival style.

Block 1-2: Consciously asymmetrical facade with one gable to left and 2 to
right. 2 storeys, 6 bays. Half-glazed doors in 2nd and 5th bays. Ipswich
windows in outer bays, those on 1st floor in half-dormers with semicircular
pediments. Half-timbered gables with bargeboards. Hipped roof with 3 boarded
ridge stacks.

Block 3-4: also asymmetric 6-bay facade with similar doors. 2-storey, 5-sided
bay window under pedimented gable in 4th bay. Hipped roof with half-hipped
transverse roofs over outer bays. 3 corniced stacks.

A good example of buildings for the enlightened approach to child care in the
early C20.

Listing NGR: NZ1537574026

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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