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Latitude: 54.908 / 54°54'28"N
Longitude: -1.3667 / 1°22'0"W
OS Eastings: 440703
OS Northings: 557213
OS Grid: NZ407572
Mapcode National: GBR VFZ.9X
Mapcode Global: WHD55.ZWCV
Plus Code: 9C6WWJ5M+58
Entry Name: Trafalgar Square Merchant Seamen's Almshouses
Listing Date: 8 May 1950
Last Amended: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207071
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391427
Location: Sunderland, SR1
Electoral Ward/Division: Hendon
Built-Up Area: Sunderland
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Hendon
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ4057 CHURCH WALK
920-1/12/50 (South side)
Trafalgar Square Merchant Seamen's
Almshouses, Nos. 1-14 (consec)
(Formerly Listed as:
Trafalgar Square (Merchant Seamen's
Almshouses. Nos 1 to 13 consec))
14 almshouses. 1840. By William Drysdale for the Trustees of
the Muster Roll to house aged merchant seamen and their wives
and widows. Garden wall bond brick (5 and 1) with painted
ashlar dressings; pebble-dash rendered front gables and rear
elevations; concrete-tiled roof with brick chimneys. 3 sides
of a square, with narrow canted corner bays; 14 houses
arranged in flats, Nos 9 and 5 in the corners, with rear wings
containing doors to all and the only access to Nos 9 and 5.
EXTERIOR: elevations to square show 2 windows each house with
gauged round brick arches to central C20 doors and overlights
with radial glazing bars; shallow segmental arches to 2-light
renewed mullion and transom casements with glazing bars.
Painted ashlar eaves band. At centre, over door with painted
surround, a high relief painted plaque with sailor and lion
supporting escutcheons and maritime symbols, and inscription :
TRAFALGAR SQUARE, ERECTED BY TRUSTEES OF THE MUSTER ROLL ANNO
DOMINI 1840, UNDER 4TH AND 5TH of WILLIAM IV, with names of
trustees. Well-carved low relief Roman Capitals on eaves band
ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY. Hipped roof with
brick ridge chimneys.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 49,77,156).
Listing NGR: NZ4070357213
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