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Blaydon West Infant School, Blaydon-on-Tyne

Description: Blaydon West Infant School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 303776

OS Grid Reference: NZ1836463299
OS Grid Coordinates: 418364, 563299
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9640, -1.7147

Location: Whitmore Road, Blaydon, Gateshead NE21 4PY

Locality: Blaydon-on-Tyne
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE21 4PY

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Listing Text

(west side)
4/10 Blaydon West Infant
School(formerly listed
24.3.49 as Axwell Park School)


School.1907-9 by J. Morson. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings;
diagonal tiles with later felt covering. Arts and Crafts Baroque style.
North front: 2 storeys, the lower being a blank high basement. 8 bays, symmetrical
2 high central bays have 4 linked, coped round gables above 4 large hall
windows flanked by smaller windows; main windows have very tall triple keystones
and cut voussoirs rising to copings. Bays 2, 3, 6 and 7 have 3 grouped windows
each, the central taller and similar to windows of central bays, in raised
coped gables breaking the eaves; bays one and 8 contain 3 small cloakroom
windows. Ornamental rain water heads between windows of centre section
and between bays one and 2, and 7 and 8. Long tapered buttress bay divisions
die to the wall plane at floor level. Single-storey south front has eaves
interrupted by 6 gables, the 2 centre ones higher, with similar treatment;
and small projecting canted-bay end windows, Pupils' entrances set back at sides.
Chamfered coping to wall enclosing area to north.

Listing NGR: NZ1834463259

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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