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Sunderland East Community Centre, Former Sunderland Orphanage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9065 / 54°54'23"N

Longitude: -1.3671 / 1°22'1"W

OS Eastings: 440680

OS Northings: 557051

OS Grid: NZ406570

Mapcode National: GBR VFX.5N

Mapcode Global: WHD55.ZX5Y

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ4M+J5

Entry Name: Sunderland East Community Centre, Former Sunderland Orphanage

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391519

Also known as: Sunderland East Community Centre,

ID on this website: 101207104

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Hendon

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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920-1/12/141 (North East side)
Sunderland East Community Centre,
former Sunderland Orphanage


Formerly known as: Sunderland Orphanage MOOR TERRACE.
Boys' orphanage, now community centre. 1858. By Childs and
Lucas, construction supervised by Thomas Moore. Brick with
ashlar plinth and dressings, Welsh slate roof. Irregular plan.
Italianate style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 3-stage tower. 4:2:1:3 windows. All
surrounds stone. Tower projects with 2 windows and has open
porch with steps to paired keyed arches with impost string,
roundel in soffit, first floor sill string to 4-pane sashes
with segment heads to keyed lugged architraves. Impost string
to third stage triple lights with keyed round heads, eaves
band and bracketed cornice, low-pitched pyramidal roof,
returns have single arch, one lugged window, and paired
round-headed windows. 4 bays to left of tower have keyed round
heads on impost string to ground floor sashes, plain below and
with radiating glazing bars above, with projecting stone
sills. First-floor sashes with vertical glazing bars have
lugged architraves and segmental heads with long keystones.
Modillioned eaves entablature. To right of tower one wide bay
has renewed wide ground-floor window below bracketed cornice,
perhaps former balcony, and lugged surround to first-floor
stone-mullion 2-light window with renewed glazing. 3 right
bays set back with windows similar to 4 left bays on ground
floor, and on first floor single and paired windows with
renewed glazing in stone surrounds. Hipped roofs with ashlar
corniced ridge chimneys.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 162).

Listing NGR: NZ4068057051

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