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Rent Office, Former Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ryhope, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8691 / 54°52'8"N

Longitude: -1.3615 / 1°21'41"W

OS Eastings: 441073

OS Northings: 552892

OS Grid: NZ410528

Mapcode National: GBR LDY4.1B

Mapcode Global: WHD5D.1WX4

Plus Code: 9C6WVJ9Q+M9

Entry Name: Rent Office, Former Chapel

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391617

Location: Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Ryhope

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Ryhope

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/23/270 (North side)
10/11/78 Rent Office, former chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Ryhope Infants' School)


Shown on OS as CoE School.
Church of England chapel of ease to Church of St Michael (qv),
Bishopwearmouth; later infants' school, then library, now rent
office. 1826-7; change of use to school c1870; library by
1984. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; roof of
graduated thick grey slates with ashlar bellcote and copings.
EXTERIOR: one high storey, 2 windows and lower one-storey,
one-window porch with lower rear extension. Porch at left has
plain stone lintel and alternate block jambs to boarded double
doors and overlight with glazing bars. Rusticated quoins to
porch and to main block which has 2 wide renewed mullion and
transom windows with glazing bars in fixed lights, and
surrounds similar to that of door. Stone copings on all
gables; W rusticated ashlar bellcote on plinth, with voussoirs
to bell arch, has cornice and blocking course. Porch left
return has dripmould over mullioned and transomed
pointed-arched window; similar window in porch rear extension.
INTERIOR, partly inspected, shows wide inner architrave to
door from porch to inquiries counter, and some dado panelling
in lobby to counter. Ceased use as chapel when new Church of
St Paul opened (qv).

Listing NGR: NZ4107352892

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