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Latitude: 55.0611 / 55°3'39"N
Longitude: -1.7575 / 1°45'26"W
OS Eastings: 415588
OS Northings: 574096
OS Grid: NZ155740
Mapcode National: GBR J95X.9J
Mapcode Global: WHC38.Z18X
Plus Code: 9C7W366V+C2
Entry Name: Block 13
Listing Date: 22 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1178626
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238841
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
17/347 Block 13
Superintendent's House of cottage homes for children. 1903 by Leeson for the
Newcastle Board of Guardians. Now Police Headquarters and college.
Cavity wall in stretcher bond; pebbledashed and painted on 1st floor. Welsh
slate roof. House with linking range of offices and water tower attached to
rear. Domestic Revival style.
House: 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays with single-storey 1-bay side wings.
Central 2-leaf, 6-panel door, and fanlight with radiating glazing bars under
semicircular hood. Canted 5-sided bay windows on ground floor with 12- and
8-pane sashes. 12-pane sashes above. Dentil cornice. High hipped roof with 2
hipped dormers and tall corniced lateral stacks. Single-storey wings have
12-pane sashes; canted bay windows on returns.
Single-storey 6-bay linking range to rear has 12-pane sashes.
Tall, square water tower with cornice, large stone water spouts at corners and
tall parapet with scalloped top.
A good example of buildings for the enlightened approach to child care in the
Listing NGR: NZ1558874096
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