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Education Committee Distribution Centre office (Ouseburn Schools)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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

Grade: II*

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

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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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