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Latitude: 54.9058 / 54°54'21"N
Longitude: -1.3812 / 1°22'52"W
OS Eastings: 439775
OS Northings: 556966
OS Grid: NZ397569
Mapcode National: GBR VCS.VF
Mapcode Global: WHD55.RYHH
Entry Name: 21 and 22, Fawcett Street
Listing Date: 10 November 1978
Last Amended: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208224
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391447
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
NZ3956NE FAWCETT STREET
920-1/20/69 (East side)
10/11/78 Nos.21 AND 22
(Formerly Listed as:
No 21 (Corders) and No 22 (Sydenham
Cafe, shop and offices; now shops. 1889-91. By Frank Caws;
contractors David and John Rankin; terracotta by JC Edwards.
Brick and terracotta ; roof plain tiles; concrete fireproof
flooring. Eclectic mixture of Gothic and Baroque/Flemish
No.21 at left 3 storeys, 6 windows under 2 gables with attics;
No.22 at right 3 storeys, 3 windows with attic in central
gable. Both with altered shop fronts. No.21 has ground-floor
panelled fascia and cusped arcaded frieze with roll-moulded
coping. Projecting canted bays on arcaded first floor are
flanked by narrow lights with Gothic capitals to pilasters and
elaborate heads over central lights of canted bays; all with
paired, mullioned cusped overlights and dripstring. Second-
floor central balustraded balcony has panels with Gothic
letters; curvilinear windows with paired arcaded top lights
have shallow canted centres under balustraded attic balconies.
Elliptical-headed cusped attic arches to recessed windows are
flanked by scrolls and pilasters which rise to high shaped
gables with terracotta patterns, central oval lights, and
raised segmental pediments. Dates 1856 and 1890 in outer
panels at eaves level. Steeply pitched roof has central
lantern with Gothic lights and high conical roof. No.22 at
right has moulded ground floor fascia and frieze below
full-width balcony with stone balustrade. First-floor windows,
tripartite in centre and paired in outer bays, have upper
glazing bars in curvilinear heads below swags and second-floor
balcony which projects in centre over panelled pilasters
defining first floor central bay. Square-headed second floor
lights have raised arches with pendants, the central bay
defined by plain pilasters with scrolled pediment heads, under
panelled band and outer scrolled pediments. Central attic
gable has raised segmental pediment over eclectic tracery of
wide arched light containing smaller cusped lights. Steeply
pitched roof has end chimney.
Frank Caws' own office was in these buildings.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 7; Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland
River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 163).
Listing NGR: NZ3977556965
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