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Latitude: 54.8422 / 54°50'31"N
Longitude: -1.4708 / 1°28'14"W
OS Eastings: 434082
OS Northings: 549832
OS Grid: NZ340498
Mapcode National: GBR LD5G.C0
Mapcode Global: WHD5J.CKV9
Entry Name: Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council
Listing Date: 26 April 1950
Last Amended: 15 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184817
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303176
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
NZ 34NW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING BROADWAY (west side)
7/20 Houghton-le-Spring Area
Offices of Sunderland
26.4.50 District Council.
(formerly listed as
The Old Rectory)
Rectory, now Council offices. Early C17, altered in C18 (date of 1794 on
rainwater head behind) C19 and C20. 2-storey, 6-bay south front in Tudor
style : some windows 3-light stone-mullioned with label moulds; fifth
bay, a canted projection, contains 3 sashes with glazing bars; third bay
has flattened Tudor arch to modern door in stop-chamfered surround between
slender pilasters supporting raised panel. Massive stone chimney stack,
having 5 set-backs, at rear. East elevation re-built c.1950. Crenellated
parapet conceals roof. Interior : closed-string well staircase has 7 fat
turned balusters to 5 treads; half balusters abut square, panelled newel
posts with low pyramidal tops; high moulded handrail. Source: Proceedings
of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, series 3, volume V,
Listing NGR: NZ3408249832
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