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Latitude: 55.0605 / 55°3'37"N
Longitude: -1.7608 / 1°45'38"W
OS Eastings: 415375
OS Northings: 574026
OS Grid: NZ153740
Mapcode National: GBR J94X.LR
Mapcode Global: WHC38.X2PD
Entry Name: Blocks 1-2 and 3-4
Listing Date: 22 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1157176
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238838
Location: Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20
Civil Parish: Ponteland
Built-Up Area: Smallburn
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Ponteland St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
PONTELAND NORTHUMBRIA POLICE H.Q.
NZ 17 SE
Blocks 1-2 and 3-4
Cottage homes for children. 1903 by Leeson for the Newcastle Board of Guardians.
Now Police Headquarters and college. Cavity walls in stretcher bond brick;
partly pebbledashed and painted. Welsh slate roofs. Two pairs of semi-detached
houses in Domestic Revival style.
Block 1-2: Consciously asymmetrical facade with one gable to left and 2 to
right. 2 storeys, 6 bays. Half-glazed doors in 2nd and 5th bays. Ipswich
windows in outer bays, those on 1st floor in half-dormers with semicircular
pediments. Half-timbered gables with bargeboards. Hipped roof with 3 boarded
Block 3-4: also asymmetric 6-bay facade with similar doors. 2-storey, 5-sided
bay window under pedimented gable in 4th bay. Hipped roof with half-hipped
transverse roofs over outer bays. 3 corniced stacks.
A good example of buildings for the enlightened approach to child care in the
Listing NGR: NZ1537574026
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