No.16 Barrington Street
16 Barrington Street
Tyne & Wear
English Heritage ID: 406726
Risk: Not at risk
- J H Morton architect.
- Addition in Nelson Street J H Morton architect.
- Built for the South Shields Poor Law Union soon after the opening of their new workhouse also designed by Morton.
- Red brick and hipped slate roof, modillion eaves cornice.
- Two storeys and attics.
- Five bays to Borrington Street, 3 bays to Nelson Street.
- A building in the revived English domestic style.
- The bays marked by brick pilasters, the windows with transoms and mullions.
- The entrance is semi-circular hooded, framed by an Ionic doorcase with straight entablature.
- The spandrels are decorated and have the date 1882.
- Above this an oriel.
- There are 3 large dormers, with hipped slate roofs and each with 4 casements.
- Continuous cill band to ground and first floor windows.
- The extension to Nelson Street is of 3 storeys and 5 bays.
- It reflects the style of the earlier building.
- Elevation has an overall stepped gable, set in the apex a cortouche inscribed Union Office and dated 1904.