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Latitude: 54.8992 / 54°53'57"N
Longitude: -1.3824 / 1°22'56"W
OS Eastings: 439706
OS Northings: 556231
OS Grid: NZ397562
Mapcode National: GBR VCM.5Q
Mapcode Global: WHD5C.Q4X0
Entry Name: 1-9 the Esplanade (Terrace) with Steps and Handrails
Listing Date: 10 November 1978
Last Amended: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207131
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391595
Location: Sunderland, SR2
Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Sunderland
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Millfield St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ3956SE STOCKTON ROAD
920-1/22/211 (East side)
Nos.1-9 (consecutive) The Esplanade
(terrace) with steps and handrails
(Formerly Listed as:
The Esplanade (Nos. 1-9 consec.))
Terrace of 9 houses, now mostly offices, with steps and
handrails. 1853-65. By Martin Greener. Garden wall bond brick
(5 and one) with red mortar and painted ashlar dressings;
Welsh slate roof with ashlar-coped brick chimneys.
2 storeys and basements; houses of 5:5:3:3:5:3:5:4:5, Nos 1
and 9 at ends projecting with giant angle pilasters, No.9 at
left with set-back entrance bay. Rusticated basements;
bull-nosed steps with moulded tread ends and wrought-iron
handrails on cast-iron balusters with ornate bases and newels.
4-panel doors and margined overlights between pilasters with
large scrolled brackets supporting heavily-corniced
entablature with patera which breaks forward over pilasters.
Margined sashes have lugged architraves and bracketed stone
sills, those on ground floor with apron to basement, those on
first floor with frieze and cornice. Deep top entablature has
cornice on paired brackets, longer brackets on giant
pilasters. Roof has ashlar-coped ridge brick chimneys with
tall octagonal castellated yellow pots; some inserted roof
lights. No.1 right return has full-height canted bay, and 2
round-headed attic lights. Area railings mentioned in previous
description have been removed at time of survey.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle:
Listing NGR: NZ3970656231
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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