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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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Coordinates

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

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: 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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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ36SE SHIELDS ROAD, Fulwell
920-1/1/252 (West side)
10/11/78 Fulwell Water Pumping Station engine
house and boiler house with steps
attached
(Formerly Listed as:
SHIELDS ROAD
(West side)
Fulwell Pumping Station)

GV II

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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