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East Lodge and Gates to Mere Knolls Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Fulwell, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9342 / 54°56'3"N

Longitude: -1.3742 / 1°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 440198

OS Northings: 560130

OS Grid: NZ401601

Mapcode National: GBR VDT.TW

Mapcode Global: WHD55.V7TP

Entry Name: East Lodge and Gates to Mere Knolls Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391445

Location: Sunderland, SR6

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Fulwell

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Monkwearmouth Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ46SW DYKELANDS ROAD
920-1/2/67 (North side)
East Lodge and gates to Mere Knolls
Cemetery

II

Cemetery lodge and gates. 1856. By Thomas Oliver. Lodge and
gateway rock faced stone, possibly magnesian limestone from
Marsden quarry (cf. Church of St Andrew, Park Avenue (qv))
with ashlar dressings; roof Lakeland slates with cast-iron
cresting; gates wrought-iron. Gothic style.
2-storey, one-window lodge with one-storey, one-window wing
set back at left, continuous with high vehicle entrance arch
flanked by pedestrian arches. Lodge at left has front gable
with chamfered surrounds and mullions to canted ground-floor
bay window and paired first-floor lights, the latter under
pointed relieving arch. Gable rests on roll-moulded kneelers.
Pointed arch to window in set-back left bay. Steeply pitched
roof with fleur-de-lys cast-iron cresting. Triple gateway has
flattened pointed pedestrian and vehicle arches with relieving
arches over wide-chamfered reveals and over pierced trefoils.
Clasping buttress at right has long sloped coping. 3 gables
above arches, the central higher and containing corbelled
bracket to low-relief cross under relieving arch. Ball-flower
stops on gable coping. Outer gables have triple-moulded ridge
finial, the central a cross-gable peak with cusped blind
tracery and stone cross finial.
Gates have round panels at dog-bar level with wrought palmette
quatrefoil patterns, high tendril finials to hinged uprights
which carry scrolled bracing to top rail; intermediate rails
have trefoil-headed panels and spike finials above central
rail.
A fine example of local stone and local iron-forging skills.
Lodge empty at time of survey and all doors and windows
blocked.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle:
1983-: 15).


Listing NGR: NZ4019860130

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