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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
Plus Code: 9C6WXCC7+V3
Entry Name: Education Committee Distribution Centre office (Ouseburn Schools)
Listing Date: 17 December 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1024947
English Heritage Legacy ID: 304372
ID on this website: 101024947
Location: Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Electoral Ward/Division: Byker
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Byker St Silas
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
Tagged with: Architectural structure
NZ 26 SE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
ALBION ROW (west side)
Education Committee Distribution Centre office (Ouseburn Schools)
School, now offices. 1893 by F.W. Rich. Four-and-one English garden wall bond brick with ashlar and moulded brick dressings; Welsh slate roof. Three ranges almost enclosing yard. Eclectic style with C17 and C18 elements.
Two storeys and attics in three-bay north range; three-storey wings return inwards from corner towers and enclose two-storey sections. Four-stage towers have keyed brick open arches, that at right blocked; long window above in Gibbs surround; two sashes under flat brick arches in third stage and blank fourth; very wide modillioned eaves; ogee-hipped roof with hipped dormers; and on top, three tiers of eaves, the lower two 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 second 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 six-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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