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Description: Blaydon West Junior School and Walls, Piers and Railings to East
Date Listed: 18 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303777
OS Grid Reference: NZ1834463259
OS Grid Coordinates: 418344, 563259
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9636, -1.7150
NZ 16 SE BLAYDON BANK BLAYDON BANK
4/11 Blaydon West Junior
School and walls,
G.V. piers and railings to
School. 1907-9 by J. Morson. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings;
roof diagonal tiles with later felt covering. Arts and Crafts Baroque
style. North front: 2 irregular 3-bay sections with set-back central
link. Symmetrical. Each central bay of 3 storeys: entrance in projecting
panel, group of 3 low windows above, large tripartite window on top floor;
inner bays: 2 storeys; 3 grouped windows on each floor, the central wider,
and taller on first floor where it rises into gable end; outer bays: 3 storeys
and basement, small cloakroom windows below. 3-light round oriel above.
Shaped cornices over central windows; other windows have lengthened keystones,
some triple. On road front an entrance section of one storey projects in
front of a set-back rear wing. Centre section late C20 insertion in
front of central link. Walls, piers and railings: retaining wall supporting
stone piers with wrought iron railings between is boundary to entrance terrace.
Further north playground and its entrance way are supported by similar
retaining wall with railings. All gate piers square with flat coping and ball
Listing NGR: NZ1834463259
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Source: English Heritage
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