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Education Committee Distribution Centre Office (Ouseburn Schools)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9722 / 54°58'19"N

Longitude: -1.5873 / 1°35'14"W

OS Eastings: 426517

OS Northings: 564248

OS Grid: NZ265642

Mapcode National: GBR ST2.67

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.L9C3

Entry Name: Education Committee Distribution Centre Office (Ouseburn Schools)

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304372

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Metropolitan District Ward: Byker

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Byker St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
NZ 26 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ALBION ROW (west side)
12/73 Education Committee
Distribution Centre office
17.12.71 (Ouseburn Schools)
GV II
The grade shall be amended to read II* (star)

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NZ 26 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ALBION ROW (west side)
12/73 Education Committee Distri-
bution Centre office
17.12.71 (Ouseburn Schools)
G.V. II
School, now offices. 1893 by F.W. Rich. 4-and-one English garden wall bond
brick with ashlar and moulded brick dressings; Welsh slate roof. 3 ranges
almost enclosing yard. Eclectic style with C17 and C18 elements. 2 storeys
and attics in 3-bay north range; 3-storey wings return inwards from corner
towers and enclose 2-storey sections. 4-stage towers have keyed brick open
arches, that at right blocked; long window above in Gibbs surround; 2 sashes
under flat brick arches in 3rd stage and blank 4th; very wide modillioned
eaves; ogee-hipped roof with hipped dormers; and on top, 3 tiers of eaves,
the lower 2 octagonal and the top round, to parabolic roof with low-hipped
dormers and ball-and-spike finial, like a Burmese temple roof. Wings have
arched entrance porches, GIRLS inscribed at left and BOYS at right, flanked
by pedimented pilasters; elliptical and flat brick arches and moulded sills
to sashes with glazing bars; keyed oculi on 2nd floor above porches; hipped
roofs. North range has double-chamfered stone-mullioned-and-transomed windows;
high shaped gable with swan-neck pediment; over centre section flanked by
6-light windows under lower dormers with shaped gables. Moulded brick floor
strings; brick-and-ashlar pilaster and quoin strips. Tall corniced chimneys
with strings.


Listing NGR: NZ2651764248

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