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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
Entry Name: Carlton House
Listing Date: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207107
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391530
Location: Sunderland, SR2
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
NZ3956SE MOWBRAY ROAD
920-1/22/152 (South side)
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
Listing NGR: NZ3988556060
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