Description: Blocks 1-2 and 3-4
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
PONTELAND NORTHUMBRIA POLICE H.Q.
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
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
Listing NGR: NZ1537574026
Source: English Heritage
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