POLICE STATION - Blyth - List Entry

  • Description

    "....Police station, 1896, by John Cresswell, the County Architect. Red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings and carved red sandstone panels; Lakeland slate roofs with terracotta ridges and finials, wrought-iron rails and wooden belfry with leaded fleche. Irregular F-plan with convergent ranges to rear. Free Gothic style. Front in 3 sections. Centre 3 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Plinth, moulded strings, carved panels below windows. 3 steps up to central panelled double doors with lion bosses, flanked by black marble piers carrying carved lintel with chained mastiffs and panel inscribed 'POLICE STATION'. Circular carved panel with date and County Council arms under gable. Bays at each side set back at 1st floor level and flanked by octagonal turrets with pyramid caps. Slightly lower end bays have shafted doorways with lintels inscribed MAGISTRATES (left) and SOLICITORS (right). Steep hipped roof with gabled dormers and central octagonal belfry with openwork sides and panelled spire....."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1371413
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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