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County Court with Attached Steps and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.905 / 54°54'17"N

Longitude: -1.3803 / 1°22'49"W

OS Eastings: 439830

OS Northings: 556868

OS Grid: NZ398568

Mapcode National: GBR VCY.59

Mapcode Global: WHD55.RZW5

Entry Name: County Court with Attached Steps and Railings

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391511

Location: Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

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

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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ3956NE JOHN STREET
920-1/20/133 (West side)
County Court with attached steps and
railings

GV II

County Court with steps, dwarf walls and railings attached.
Dated 1876. Ashlar, first floor bright red brick in English
bond with ashlar dressings. Roof not visible. Free Baroque
style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement. 7 windows. Rusticated ground
floor has steps up to double 8-panelled doors and plain
overlights in end bays. Doorcases have lugged architrave
surrounds, with corner paterae, in fluted hollow reveals
flanked by long scroll brackets supporting cornice and
entablature with hood. Long keystones from architrave to hood
have carved heads: at left, blindfolded Justice, at right,
Queen Victoria and date 1876. Ground floor with channelled
rustication has wide sill band to sashes with moulded
architraves. Basement has plain reveals to fixed lights with
glazing bars. First floor sashes have architraves under
panelled frieze and cornice. Top entablature has COUNTY COURT
incised in panel under brick fascia and prominent modillioned
gutter cornice with blocking course.
Square topped dwarf walls flanking steps to each door have
spear-headed cast-iron railings which continue along chamfered
area wall.


Listing NGR: NZ3983056868

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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