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Davenport and Lilburne Almshouses

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

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Latitude: 54.8421 / 54°50'31"N

Longitude: -1.4682 / 1°28'5"W

OS Eastings: 434252

OS Northings: 549831

OS Grid: NZ342498

Mapcode National: GBR LD5G.Y0

Mapcode Global: WHD5J.FK39

Entry Name: Davenport and Lilburne Almshouses

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303178

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

Davenport and Lilburne
26.4.50 Almshouses.


Almshouses, now 3 separate dwellings. Dated 1668, restored c.1978. Coursed
squared sandstone; roof pantiled. E-plan: one cottage flanked by 2 cottages.
One storey, 5 bays. Central door under flattened Tudor arch in stop-chamfered
surround with triangular-stopped label mould; either side are 3-light
mullioned windows with similar moulds. Returns to street have door in angle
and one 3-light window; gables to street have 3-light window:all similar
to central house. Gable peaks contain inscriptions and shields: the north
commemorating George Lilburn's building of half of the hospital in 1668,
the south an endowment from the Reverend William Sharp. Flat stone gable
coping and one transverse ridge chimney on each return.

Listing NGR: NZ3425249831

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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