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Latitude: 54.8426 / 54°50'33"N
Longitude: -1.4682 / 1°28'5"W
OS Eastings: 434247
OS Northings: 549886
OS Grid: NZ342498
Mapcode National: GBR LD5F.XV
Mapcode Global: WHD5J.FJ2X
Entry Name: Kepier Grammar School
Listing Date: 26 April 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025443
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303177
Location: Sunderland, DH4
Electoral Ward/Division: Houghton
Built-Up Area: Houghton-le-Spring
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Houghton-le-Spring
Church of England Diocese: Durham
CHURCH STREET (north side)
Houghton-le-Spring Kepier Grammar School
Grammar School, now parish rooms and two flats.C18 incorporating C16 building. Limestone and sandstone rubble with some quoins; roof concrete tiles. L-shaped.Two storeys,eleven bays and three bays set back in right return.West elevation:two sashes with glazing bars; then five bays having central projecting gable to street flanked by modern sashes at ground floor and casements at first to the left, one modern sash and one horizontal sliding sash under casements at right.Gable to street contains four-panelled double door under oblong fanlight in architrave beneath inscription (commemorating founding in 1574) dated 1724, inserted cusped lancet window, with head-stopped drip mould, and two blocked-in square lights, in right return.Quoins to these five bays.Then three bays with a five-panelled door in flat Tuscan doorcase at left and sash windows;and gable to street having one sash and inscription recording repairs and additions in 1779.Roof has two end brick chimneys and three transverse ridge brick chimneys.Historical note:founded by Bernard Gilpin, rector of Houghton and John Heath of Kepyer.
Listing NGR: NZ3424949878
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