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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1042691
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238840
Location: Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20
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
PONTELAND NORTHUMBRIA POLICE H.Q.
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.
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
Listing NGR: NZ1551074105
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