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Carlton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8977 / 54°53'51"N

Longitude: -1.3796 / 1°22'46"W

OS Eastings: 439885

OS Northings: 556060

OS Grid: NZ398560

Mapcode National: GBR VD1.3Y

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.S576

Plus Code: 9C6WVJXC+35

Entry Name: Carlton House

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391530

Location: Hendon, Sunderland, SR2

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


920-1/22/152 (South side)
Carlton House


Formerly known as: Nicholson House MOWBRAY ROAD.
Villa. At the time of listing in use as polytechnic students'
union accommodation. 1850. By J & B Green. For Alderman William Nicholson,
supplier of copper, brass and iron fittings for ships. Ashlar with brick
rear additions. Welsh slate roof with ashlar chimneys and
gable copings. Tudor style. L-plan with rear outbuildings
forming one side of rear yard.
EXTERIOR: garden front 2 storeys, 2:1:1 windows and one narrow
set back bay at right. First floor string. Buttressed
projection in fourth bay contains Tudor arched surround to
renewed glazed 4-panel door at right with mullioned overlight
and gablet. Left bays have paired ground-floor windows and 2
windows above under gablets with flower carved hoodmoulds.
Third bay projects under a gable and has a full-height canted
bay window with coped parapet; gable peak has single light and
hoodmould below coping on moulded kneelers. Narrow set back
bay at right. Steeply pitched roof has 2 parallel ridges and
one cross ridge, with tall corniced panelled stone chimneys.
All gables have roll-moulded copings and obelisk finials. Main
entrance in left return with two gables, that at left over
projecting entrance bay with moulded open arch; recessed
half-glazed 4 panel door in Tudor arch with leafy carved
spandrels and narrow side lights with sloping sills. Oriel
above has rose, thistle and shamrock carved on bracket. Second
gable has central stepped chimney projection with carved
Gothic lettering for WM and 1850 with heraldic device.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 61; Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland
1814-1914: Newcastle: 1983-: 14; Potts G: Langham Tower
(leaflet): Sunderland).

Listing NGR: NZ3988556060

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

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