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Blocks 9-10 and 11-12

A Grade II Listed Building in Ponteland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0612 / 55°3'40"N

Longitude: -1.7587 / 1°45'31"W

OS Eastings: 415510

OS Northings: 574105

OS Grid: NZ155741

Mapcode National: GBR J95X.1H

Mapcode Global: WHC38.Y1PV

Plus Code: 9C7W366R+FG

Entry Name: Blocks 9-10 and 11-12

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238840

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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NZ 17 SE
Blocks 9-10 and 11-12

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.
Consciously asymmetrical.

Block 9-10: 2 storeys, 6 bays. Doorway to No. 9 has cornice over; No. 10
has semicircular hood. No. 9 has a canted bay window; No, 10 a bay window.
2- and 3-light windows in moulded wood surrounds. Cross gables over 1st and
3rd bays; bay 4 has gabled half-dormer; bays 5 and 6 under one large cross
gable. Hipped roof with 3 brick-corniced stacks.

Block 11-12: 9 bays. Doorways with semicircular hoods on brackets; No. 11 has
a large bay window over; No. 12 has a round-headed window. Centre 2 bays have
tripartite windows in moulded wood surrounds; semicircular pediments over 1st
floor windows. To left, 3 bays with 12-pane sashes and 1st floor dentilled
string. To right canted bay window. Over centre bays 2 Flemish gables. Roof
hipped on left with octagonal lateral shaft; gabled on right with end stack.

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

Listing NGR: NZ1551074105

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