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Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council

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

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WRGRH+VM

Entry Name: Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303176

Location: Houghton, 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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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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