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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207078
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391445
Location: Sunderland, SR6
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
NZ46SW DYKELANDS ROAD
920-1/2/67 (North side)
East Lodge and gates to Mere Knolls
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
A fine example of local stone and local iron-forging skills.
Lodge empty at time of survey and all doors and windows
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle:
Listing NGR: NZ4019860130
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