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South Tyneside Education Office, Jarrow

Description: South Tyneside Education Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303751

OS Grid Reference: NZ3273565343
OS Grid Coordinates: 432735, 565343
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9816, -1.4900

Location: Wylam Street, South Tyneside NE32 3JF

Locality: Jarrow
County: South Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE32 3JF

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Listing Text

South Tyneside
- Education Office


Council offices. Dated 1902. By Fred Rennoldson of South Shields. Bright
red brick and bright red glazed terracotta; roof of Welsh slate. L-plan,
mostly baroque style. 2 storeys; 5 bays and corner turret to main elevation.
9 bays to return. Main elevation: entrance, in 3-storey tower in fourth
bay, has deep semi-circular hood corbelled out from pilasters, broken pedi-
ment on pilasters to first floor window, a later clock projecting from third
storey rusticated, aproned window opening. Rusticated ground floor, having
wide, elliptical-headed windows, 3-light and transomed, in Gibbs surrounds.
All 3-light mullioned and transomed brick windows, with 3-centred arched
heads, on first floor; some with blind tracery in lower third. Strings,
modillioned eaves cornice; pilasters define bays. Roof has balustrade,
baroque dormer left of entrance tower and arches in corner turret. Left
return of 9 bays has 2-bay gable with cartouche, scrolled pediment, obelisk
finial; 3-storey entrance bay having 'County Court' cartouche in centre of 4
gabled bays of 3 storeys, and corner bay with cornice and turret. His-
torical note: foundation stone laid by Lady Palmer. Plaque in council
chamber commemorates the decision taken there in 1936 to march to London -
the Jarrow march.

Listing NGR: NZ3273565343

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Source: English Heritage

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