BLOCKS 5-6 AND 7-8


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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 15435 74074


PONTELAND NORTHUMBRIA POLICE H.Q. NZ 17 SE Blocks 5-6 and 7-8 17/345 GV II

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 5-6. Consciously asymmetrical facade. 2 storeys, 6 bays. No. 5 has door with cornice and 2-light window above under gable; canted bay window to left. No. 6 has door with segmental head and canted bay window over; bay window to right. Hipped roof with 4 gables of varying sizes; and over right bay a large Flemish gable. 3 corniced stacks. Recent extension to right is not of special interest

Block 7-8: almost symmetrical; only the doors break the symmetry. Door to No. 7 is in a 2-storey porch while door to No. 8 has a canted oriel over. Single- storey bay windows in outer bays. 2- and 3-light windows in moulded wood frames. Bargeboarded cross gables over outer bays and similar smaller gables over centre bays. Hipped roof with 3 corniced stacks.

Listing NGR: NZ1543574074


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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