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Block 13

A Grade II Listed Building in Smallburn, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0611 / 55°3'39"N

Longitude: -1.7575 / 1°45'26"W

OS Eastings: 415588

OS Northings: 574096

OS Grid: NZ155740

Mapcode National: GBR J95X.9J

Mapcode Global: WHC38.Z18X

Entry Name: Block 13

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238841

Location: Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20

County: Northumberland

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

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Listing Text

NZ 17 SE

17/347 Block 13


Superintendent's House of cottage homes for children. 1903 by Leeson for the
Newcastle Board of Guardians. Now Police Headquarters and college.

Cavity wall in stretcher bond; pebbledashed and painted on 1st floor. Welsh
slate roof. House with linking range of offices and water tower attached to
rear. Domestic Revival style.

House: 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays with single-storey 1-bay side wings.
Central 2-leaf, 6-panel door, and fanlight with radiating glazing bars under
semicircular hood. Canted 5-sided bay windows on ground floor with 12- and
8-pane sashes. 12-pane sashes above. Dentil cornice. High hipped roof with 2
hipped dormers and tall corniced lateral stacks. Single-storey wings have
12-pane sashes; canted bay windows on returns.

Single-storey 6-bay linking range to rear has 12-pane sashes.

Tall, square water tower with cornice, large stone water spouts at corners and
tall parapet with scalloped top.

A good example of buildings for the enlightened approach to child care in the
early C20.

Listing NGR: NZ1558874096

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