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Block 13, Ponteland

Description: Block 13

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238841

OS Grid Reference: NZ1558874096
OS Grid Coordinates: 415588, 574096
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0611, -1.7575

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

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Listing Text

NZ 17 SE

17/347 Block 13


Superintendent's House of cottage homes for children. 1903 by Leeson for the
Newcastle Board of Guardians. Now Police Headquarters and college.

Cavity wall in stretcher bond; pebbledashed and painted on 1st floor. Welsh
slate roof. House with linking range of offices and water tower attached to
rear. Domestic Revival style.

House: 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays with single-storey 1-bay side wings.
Central 2-leaf, 6-panel door, and fanlight with radiating glazing bars under
semicircular hood. Canted 5-sided bay windows on ground floor with 12- and
8-pane sashes. 12-pane sashes above. Dentil cornice. High hipped roof with 2
hipped dormers and tall corniced lateral stacks. Single-storey wings have
12-pane sashes; canted bay windows on returns.

Single-storey 6-bay linking range to rear has 12-pane sashes.

Tall, square water tower with cornice, large stone water spouts at corners and
tall parapet with scalloped top.

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

Listing NGR: NZ1558874096

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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