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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207148
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391645
Location: Sunderland, SR1
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
NZ3957SE WEST SUNNISIDE
920-1/18/236 (West side)
(Formerly Listed as:
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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