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Latitude: 54.8997 / 54°53'58"N
Longitude: -1.3811 / 1°22'51"W
OS Eastings: 439786
OS Northings: 556285
OS Grid: NZ397562
Mapcode National: GBR VCT.MW
Mapcode Global: WHD5C.R3JM
Plus Code: 9C6WVJX9+VH
Entry Name: Park Road Methodist Church with School, Walls and Gates Attached
Listing Date: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207115
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391549
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 PARK ROAD
920-1/22/168 (South side)
Park Road Methodist Church with
school, walls and gates attached
Methodist church, with school, walls and gates attached. 1887.
By J Eltringham. For New Connection. Rock-faced stone with
ashlar dresings and Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings,
terracotta ridge, and stone spire. Aisled nave with transepts
and SW tower; SE school; geographical S is ritual E. Decorated
style with cusped geometric tracery.
EXTERIOR: 3-light transept and 2-light aisle windows on sill
string, with stepped 4-light transept window under gable and
traceried 2-light aisle gallery windows on sill string, all
with dripmoulds. Gabled W entrance has steps up to paired
shafted boarded doors with roundel in soffit of high pointed
moulded arch. High 5-light window rises behind, under
dripstring, and fills gable. Spirelet on pinnacle to left of
gable; 4-stage tower to right has paired windows in first
stage and moulded arch to door in right return; 6-foil
roundels in second, paired lancets in third and high louvred
belfry openings under crocketed gabled dripmould in fourth;
buttresses, gabled in lower stages, rise to polygonal
pinnacles with spirelets; high octagonal stone spire. School
has gabled moulded arch over boarded door with elaborate
hinges; high 4-light window over door; buttressed gable; high
ridge ventilator with swept eaves.
Dwarf walls link piers in front of tower with school, and have
chamfered coping; piers have roll-moulded sloping coping.
Wrought-iron gates have spiral motifs.
INTERIOR of church shows galleries on 3 sides on cast-iron
quatrefoil piers with ringed shafts; hammerbeam roof with
boarded coving. High quality furnishings, most of them
original, include roll-moulded pews with painted numbers and
brass umbrella rails; gothic organ case. High quality stained
glass includes N aisle windows by Powell Bros. Leeds; Atkinson
Bros. Newcastle; Heaton, Butler and Bayne; S aisle by Atkinson
Bros. and Wailes and Strang Artists Newcastle.
Listing NGR: NZ3978656284
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