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Blocks 1-2 and 3-4

A Grade II Listed Building in Ponteland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0605 / 55°3'37"N

Longitude: -1.7608 / 1°45'38"W

OS Eastings: 415375

OS Northings: 574026

OS Grid: NZ153740

Mapcode National: GBR J94X.LR

Mapcode Global: WHC38.X2PD

Plus Code: 9C7W366Q+5M

Entry Name: Blocks 1-2 and 3-4

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238838

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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Blocks 1-2 and 3-4


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 1-2: Consciously asymmetrical facade with one gable to left and 2 to
right. 2 storeys, 6 bays. Half-glazed doors in 2nd and 5th bays. Ipswich
windows in outer bays, those on 1st floor in half-dormers with semicircular
pediments. Half-timbered gables with bargeboards. Hipped roof with 3 boarded
ridge stacks.

Block 3-4: also asymmetric 6-bay facade with similar doors. 2-storey, 5-sided
bay window under pedimented gable in 4th bay. Hipped roof with half-hipped
transverse roofs over outer bays. 3 corniced stacks.

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

Listing NGR: NZ1537574026

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