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Sunniside Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9066 / 54°54'23"N

Longitude: -1.3787 / 1°22'43"W

OS Eastings: 439931

OS Northings: 557053

OS Grid: NZ399570

Mapcode National: GBR VD5.B9

Mapcode Global: WHD55.SXNX

Entry Name: Sunniside Chambers

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391645

Location: Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Hendon

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Hendon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


SUNDERLAND

NZ3957SE WEST SUNNISIDE
920-1/18/236 (West side)
10/11/78 No.40
Sunniside Chambers
(Formerly Listed as:
WEST SUNNISIDE
(West side)
No.40)

GV II

Offices. 1900-1902. By Henderson & Hall. Bright red brick with
sandstone ashlar bands and dressings; roof of Lakeland slates
with red ridge tiles, brick and ashlar chimneys, and lead
dome. Art Nouveau style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2x8 windows and corner turret; longer
front to St Thomas' Street on right return. Entrance on West
Sunniside has panelled door and blocked overlight in stone
surround with modillioned cornice doorhood below incised
panels and segment-headed top cornice. Ashlar plinth swept to
street below window at right, originally 2-light but mullion
removed, on sill band which is continuous with plane of door
surround; bands flush with brickwork from window surround.
Paired first-floor lights above this window have upper glazing
bars to sashes set well back in plain surrounds, with bands at
transom, head and voussoir levels and alternate ashlar and
brick voussoirs and high keystone. Top floor ashlar above sill
band of 2 lights in plain surround alternating with 3 recessed
panels. Corner turret at right projects from first-floor level
on corbelled wide ashlar bracket; single narrow lights on 3
floors, third floor tapered and the whole perhaps showing
entasis; bands continue from front and around bracket to
return. Steeply-pitched hipped roof, interrupted by turret,
has wide modillioned eaves projecting to plane of turret;
turret has ogee octagonal roof with wide modillioned eaves and
top disc-and-spike finial. Tall chimneys on ridge of right
return. Front to St Thomas' Street has higher eaves in first
bay adjacent to turret, projecting right end bay, central wide
entrance with altered fascia flanked by mullioned lights.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 15).


Listing NGR: NZ3993157053

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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