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Royal Bank of Scotland

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9073 / 54°54'26"N

Longitude: -1.3822 / 1°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 439709

OS Northings: 557133

OS Grid: NZ397571

Mapcode National: GBR VCN.JB

Mapcode Global: WHD55.RX0B

Entry Name: Royal Bank of Scotland

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391451

Location: Sunderland, SR1

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

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


920-1/18/76 (West side)
10/11/78 Nos.64, 65 AND 66
Royal Bank of Scotland
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.229 AND 230A)


Includes: Nos.229 AND 230A HIGH STREET WEST.
No.64: House, now part of bank. c1830. For Fawcett family.
Brick with painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with
brick chimney. 3 storeys, 3 windows. Altered ground floor.
Wedge stone lintels and projecting stone sills to renewed
plain first-floor sashes and second-floor casements, the
latter smaller. Eaves gutter cornice; stone-coped parapet.
Small flat-headed dormer window. Tall right transverse-ridge
Nos 65 & 66: Tea rooms, now part of bank. 1873-7. By Frank
Caws; C20 ground floor alterations. Polychrome using brick,
terracotta and faience; slate roof with terracotta crestings,
faience gable copings and faience and brick chimneys. Eclectic
style called `Hindoo Gothic' by Caws, the Eastern elements a
reference to the tea sold there. 2 storeys and attic, 3x5
windows; canted corner to High Street West. Ground floor has
full-width tiled fascia continuing along No.61 Fawcett Street
(not listed); this may conceal earlier detail. Arcaded first
floor has sash windows with sloping sills in Gothic faience
arcade; clasping rings and crocket capitals to nook shafts,
alternate block jambs, raised pointed arches and roll-moulded
dripstring; ogee window heads have fleur-de-lys finials in
front of lozenge-patterned terracotta spandrels. Eaves cornice
has corbelled trefoil frieze. Attic windows have faience
surround, similar to first floor arcade, to trefoil-headed
transom light over mullioned lights, each window in high gable
with round-headed niches in banded faience decoration, and
moulded coping. Between gables bracketed corniced shelves
carry faience elephants under bracketed gables with trefoil
bargeboards, crocket decoration and elaborate finials. Round
oriel corner turret has nookshafts as in other first-floor
arcades but with arcaded central light and blind arches, below
band of linked splayed shafts and big eaves gargoyles. Above,
further gablets at foot of banded round turret with bracketed
eaves and Buddhist-style conical faience roof with a series of
ringed ribs. Smaller high cones on patterned drums behind
crow-stepped gable foot at end of each front. Steeply-pitched
roof has ridges from each gable and tall chimneys with faience
copings behind elephant gablets. Originally the Elephant Tea
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 163).

Listing NGR: NZ3970957133

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