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Former Whickham View Schools

A Grade II Listed Building in Benwell and Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9766 / 54°58'35"N

Longitude: -1.6874 / 1°41'14"W

OS Eastings: 420104

OS Northings: 564715

OS Grid: NZ201647

Mapcode National: GBR JBNW.GT

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.15RN

Plus Code: 9C6WX8G7+M2

Entry Name: Former Whickham View Schools

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304721

ID on this website: 101024807

Location: Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Benwell and Scotswood

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Benwell and Scotwood Team

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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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