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Description: Buddle Arts Centre
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303419
OS Grid Reference: NZ2974766725
OS Grid Coordinates: 429747, 566725
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9942, -1.5366
WALLSEND STATION ROAD (east side)
NZ 26 NE
6/169 Buddle Arts Centre and
Schools, now library store and arts centre. 1876 by J. Johnstone in competition
for Wallsend Schools Board. Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and
dressings; Welsh slate roof with decorative ridge tiles. E-plan with 3 rear
wings. Scottish baronial style. One storey and attics in gables; 13 bays and
pent end porches. Symmetrical. End and central bays gabled and projecting.
Bays flanking are set back 3-bay flat sections. Replaced central door and
overlight, window above. Sash windows with glazing bars, paired, in chamfered
surrounds with bar stops; sloping cills. Windows in gables under drip strings
with relieving arches over. Crow-stepped gables on moulded kneelers, the
centre with clove finial; corbel table in intermediate sections. Date panel
at first floor centre. Roof has square central bellcote with fishscale roof.
Truncated ashlar chimneys; one at right remains to full height. Linking open-
arched passage set back at left to former headmaster's house; open-arched porch
set back at right. Brick extension to east not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2974766725
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Source: English Heritage
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