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1-9 the Esplanade (Terrace) with Steps and Handrails

A Grade II Listed Building in St Michael's, Sunderland

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WVJX9+M3

Entry Name: 1-9 the Esplanade (Terrace) with Steps and Handrails

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391595

Location: St. Michael's, Sunderland, SR2

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

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

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Listing Text


920-1/22/211 (East side)
10/11/78 (Consecutive)
Nos.1-9 (consecutive) The Esplanade
(terrace) with steps and handrails
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
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:
1983-: 14).

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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