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Fulwell Water Pumping Station Engine House and Boiler House with Steps Attached

A Grade II Listed Building in Fulwell, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9387 / 54°56'19"N

Longitude: -1.394 / 1°23'38"W

OS Eastings: 438923

OS Northings: 560616

OS Grid: NZ389606

Mapcode National: GBR V9W.LH

Mapcode Global: WHD55.K4D7

Plus Code: 9C6WWJQ4+FC

Entry Name: Fulwell Water Pumping Station Engine House and Boiler House with Steps Attached

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207128

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391588

Location: Fulwell, Sunderland, SR6

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Fulwell

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Wearside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/1/252 (West side)
10/11/78 Fulwell Water Pumping Station engine
house and boiler house with steps
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Fulwell Pumping Station)


Engine and boiler house to water pumping station with steps
attached. 1852. By Thomas Hawksley. Brick, diaper work in
tower, with ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with
ridge copings. C13 fortified Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey, 4-window engine house; 2 boiler house
ranges of one storey. Ashlar coping of plinth contiues along
dwarf walls flanking steps up to boarded double N door of
engine house. High door has elaborate wrought-iron hinges;
pointed arched surround has deep roll mouldings, the central
interrupted by foliage capitals, and ball-flower stopped
dripmould. Buttresses with large irregular quoins have 2 coped
set-backs, the second just above coped set-back to first floor
level; three 4-centred-arched lights in irregular stone jambs
on first floor under one flat stone lintel; corbel table above
to coped parapet which rises from buttresses. Steeply pitched
hipped roof with roll-moulded ridge coping. Returns have
similar end and central buttresses, set-back first floor and
corbelled parapet, and lancets on ground floor and 4-centred
lights above; 4 windows on right return, 3 on left return, the
SE square tower abutting at left end. Tower has high stepped
plinth; irregular quoins; diaper pattern brickwork; lancets in
full-height first stage; roof removed. 2 boiler house ranges
at right angles to engine house have 4-centred-arched
entrances on E side, paired shouldered lights on W with
trefoils above, under gables; roofs have decorative terracotta
ridge cresting.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle:
1983-: 19).

Listing NGR: NZ3892360616

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