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Block 13

A Grade II Listed Building in Ponteland, Northumberland

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238841

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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Description

PONTELAND NORTHUMBRIA POLICE H.Q.
NZ 17 SE

17/347 Block 13

GV II


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
early C20.


Listing NGR: NZ1558874096

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