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Kepier Grammer School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland

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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 Grammer School

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303177

Location: Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

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

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Listing Text

26.4.50 Kepier Grammar School

G.V. II*

Grammar School, now parish rooms and 2 flats. C18 incorporating C16 building.
Limestone and sandstone rubble with some quoins; roof concrete tiles.
L-shaped.2 storeys, 11 bays and 3 bays set back in right return. West
elevation : 2 sashes with glazing bars; then 5 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 4-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 2 blocked-in square lights, in right return. Quoins to these 5 bays.
Then 3 bays with a 5-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 2 end brick chimneys and 3 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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