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Children's Hospital and Attached Steps, Walls and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnes, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8927 / 54°53'33"N

Longitude: -1.4058 / 1°24'20"W

OS Eastings: 438207

OS Northings: 555493

OS Grid: NZ382554

Mapcode National: GBR V83.V3

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.C9S0

Plus Code: 9C6WVHVV+3M

Entry Name: Children's Hospital and Attached Steps, Walls and Piers

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207076

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391441

Location: Barnes, Sunderland, SR3

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Barnes

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/15/65 (North side)
Children's Hospital and attached
steps, walls and piers


Children's hospital, now children's centre with community unit
and residential unit, with steps and dwarf walls and piers
attached. 1910-12. By W and TR Milburn. Bright red brick with
ashlar dressings; roof of plain tiles with brick chimneys and
painted lantern. Brick dwarf walls and piers with ashlar
coping and finials. E plan with south pavilions on wings. Free
Baroque style.
Administration block 2 storeys, 7 windows; linking corridors
one storey, 7 windows; wings one storey, 2:3:2x7 windows.
Administration block has intermittent ashlar quoins. Ashlar
Tuscan columns, on steps up to central panelled door and
overlight with glazing bars, support canted ashlar oriel over
porch with floor string. Oriel has sashes, the central in
segment-headed keyed architrave on apron with guttae; oriel
rises through eaves with lozenge panel below top cornice with
parapet. Lantern above has colonnade and ogee dome. Other
windows sashes with plain stone surrounds and keystones except
ashlar bow windows, with eaves band and parapet, in outer
ground floor bays. All have glazing bars. Hipped roof has
swept eaves and ridge and end chimneys. Corridors from returns
have panelled doors in central gabled bays; fixed lights.
Wings have high plinths to paired painted Tuscan columns and
side half-columns; narrow central door and high overlight with
glazing bars recessed under deep eaves; similar narrow lights
flanking porch. 2-window pavilions flanking entrances have
moulded sills to tall narrow fixed and pivoting lights; ashlar
above to eaves band and parapet. Low hipped roofs over wings
cut across inner returns of pavilions which have pyramidal
roofs with ball finials. Circular-plan south pavilions to
wings have continuous glazing and flat roofs.
Dwarf walls and piers to entrances have flat stone coping and
ball finials.

Listing NGR: NZ3820755493

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