Parapet, Wallsend Health Centre, Wallsend

  • Description

    "Officially opened on 20th December 1940, the art décor style Wallsend Health Centre which cost £22,000 to build is Grade II Listed. Built as part of a government scheme to provide 'model' facilities for mothers and young children, this building was affectionately known as the 'Sunray Clinic' as a consequence of the treatment used for the prevention of rickets. It is a stylish and perfectly proportioned building with a flat roof obscured by a brick parapet with a raised and stepped centre of stone. The stone bears the inscription BOROUGH/ OF/WALLSEND/HEALTH/CENTRE and immediately below this a rectangular recess edged in brick bears a hexagonal date stone reading AD/1940 and the base for a former fitting, possibly a sundial. For a selection of detailed free to download walking routes in the area visit" Photo by Geoff Holland, 2021.
  • Owner

    Geoff Holland
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 54 times
    Picture Taken: 2021-03-09
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