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Blaydon West Infant School

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaydon, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.964 / 54°57'50"N

Longitude: -1.7147 / 1°42'52"W

OS Eastings: 418364

OS Northings: 563300

OS Grid: NZ183633

Mapcode National: GBR JCG1.KB

Mapcode Global: WHC3P.MHPD

Entry Name: Blaydon West Infant School

Listing Date: 24 March 1949

Last Amended: 18 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303776

Location: Gateshead, NE21

County: Gateshead

Electoral Ward/Division: Blaydon

Built-Up Area: Blaydon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Blaydon and Swalwell

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 16 SE BLAYDON BLAYDON BANK
(west side)
Blaydon
4/10 Blaydon West Infant
School(formerly listed
24.3.49 as Axwell Park School)

G.V. II

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

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