Description: Bewicke Schools
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303421
OS Grid Reference: NZ3206466995
OS Grid Coordinates: 432064, 566995
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9965, -1.5003
WALLSEND TYNEMOUTH ROAD (south side)
NZ 36 NW
Schools. 1878 by J. Johnstone for Wallsend School Board. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar plinth, dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings.
Symmetrical; E-plan. One storey, 15 bays. Gable over central bay in 5-bay central
section flanked by gabled projecting bays; pent porch between these gables;
4-bay flat sections set back at each end. Diagonal-boarded central door and
overlight; similar doors in end bays of porch with 4 pink sandstone Gothic
columns on dwarf walls. 2-light windows flanking central door and in 4-bay
sections and 3-light windows in gabled projections have stone mullions and
transoms, and glazing bars; relieving arches in gables. Carved panels in gables
inscribed BOYS SCHOOL, INFANT SCHOOL, GIRLS SCHOOL. Steeply-pitched roofs have
roll-moulded apex to gable copings on moulded kneelers; ridge chimneys with
plinth and coping; 2 small gabled ventilators. Empty at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ3206466995
Source: English Heritage
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