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Former Gas Board Offices with Walls and Piers Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9059 / 54°54'21"N

Longitude: -1.3907 / 1°23'26"W

OS Eastings: 439166

OS Northings: 556967

OS Grid: NZ391569

Mapcode National: GBR VBD.1N

Mapcode Global: WHD55.LYZF

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ45+9P

Entry Name: Former Gas Board Offices with Walls and Piers Attached

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391493

Location: Millfield, Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Millfield St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/19/113 (West side)
Former Gas Board Offices with walls
and piers attached


Gas board offices, now Community in Industry offices, with
walls and piers attached. c1900. Bright red brick with yellow
faience dressings; roof of graduated Lakeland slates with dark
ridge tiles and brick and faience chimneys. Walls and piers
brick with ashlar coping. Curved plan; Renaissance style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2:3:2:3:2 windows. Arcaded ground floor
has hollow reveals to alternate block surrounds of doors in
bays 4 and 7 and windows with upper glazing bars in other bays
except for 3 elliptical arched display windows with slender
mullions and transoms. First-floor casements with glazing bars
have rusticated pilasters to grouped pairs which have moulded
sills and flat lintels below third-floor string and gabled
third floor; groups of 3 lights between gables each have keyed
segmental heads to architraves with Gibbs surrounds. Gables
contain 3 tall round-headed windows with glazing bars under
keyed round shell heads; windows and blind outer bays flanked
by pilasters which rise to entablature, the outer pair with
ball-and-spike finials, the next pedimented, the inner pair
continuing into pedimented gable. Segmental pediment over
central gable.Returns have shaped gables, the left with long
bracket to panelled ridge chimney over pent extension with 3
segmental headed first-floor lights.
High wall continues to left from pent extension and ends in
tall square pier with pyramidal coping; similar pier to left
forms wide entrance to yard.

Listing NGR: NZ3916656967

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