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Latitude: 54.8388 / 54°50'19"N
Longitude: -1.3312 / 1°19'52"W
OS Eastings: 443051
OS Northings: 549539
OS Grid: NZ430495
Mapcode National: GBR MD4H.L6
Mapcode Global: WHD5L.JM9V
Entry Name: Police Station
Listing Date: 14 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1232270
English Heritage Legacy ID: 407592
Location: Seaham, County Durham, SR7
County: County Durham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Seaham Harbour and Dawdon
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 45 NW SEAHAM NORTH TERRACE
4/34 Police Station
Police Station, former Londonderry Offices. c.1860. Snecked sandstone with ashlar
quoins and Welsh slate roofs. Long narrow facade with irregular wings to rear.
Modified classical style with C17 French motifs. Symmetrical street facade: 2
storeys, 5-bay centre and slightly projecting 4-bay wings. Ground floor: chamfered
stone plinth; central rusticated porte-cochere; 4-pane sashes with horizontal
glazing bars and raised sills; 3 blocked windows in left wing. String course
between storeys. 1st floor windows have similar 4-pane sashes with raised sills
on square brackets and eared architraves. Central projecting 2-stage clock tower
above porte-cochere has raised quoins; tall corniced lower stage has round-headed
window with Gibbs surround and keyed oculus above; short, narrow upper stage has
corner consoles, 4 circular clock faces and, above a cornice, a slightly -pointed,
lead-sheathed dome with 4 vertical, louvred oval openings. Continuous moulded
eaves cornice. Flanking wings have low-pitched hipped roofs with flat tops and 3
round-arched dormers with double-keyed architraves. Irregular rear of building
has round-arched windows, some with Gibbs surrounds, and many corniced ashlar
stacks. Interior of building largely remodelled.
Listing NGR: NZ4305149539
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