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Description: Former Whickham View Schools
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304721
OS Grid Reference: NZ2010464715
OS Grid Coordinates: 420104, 564715
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9766, -1.6874
NZ 26 SW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MUSCOTT GROVE
11/397 Former Whickham View
Schools. Now Community Centre. 1936-8; F. W. Harvey, Building Surveyor to City
of Newcastle Education Committee. Mostly Flemish garden wall bond brick with
concrete dressings; metal windows; felt-covered tower roof. X-plan. Art Deco
style. Central octagonal tower, supported on concrete piers with inlaid granite
bands, over vehicle and flanking pedestrian archways with triple soldier-course
lintels. Curved balcony to tall window with stepped head. Ornamental glazing
bars to and to lantern windows above; banded lower section to low, hipped
roof. 2 stepped outer bays each side contain tall stair window and higher round
stair window at end. Classroom wings of one storey, 12 windows break forward;
diagonal cloakrooms at front link to gymnasium blocks set back. Swimming-pool
wing further forward at right. Most doors original with geometric glazing bars
to overlights. Windows all original. Flat roofs. Interior shows mostly original
glazing to doors; horizontal oak panelling in entrance halls; twin concrete spiral
stairs to tower with compass panel on ceiling.
Listing NGR: NZ2010464715
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Source: English Heritage
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