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Latitude: 54.9068 / 54°54'24"N
Longitude: -1.379 / 1°22'44"W
OS Eastings: 439917
OS Northings: 557072
OS Grid: NZ399570
Mapcode National: GBR VD3.WQ
Mapcode Global: WHD55.SXJR
Plus Code: 9C6WWJ4C+PC
Entry Name: Maritime Buildings and Attached Balustrade
Listing Date: 10 November 1978
Last Amended: 17 October 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1217999
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391585
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 SAINT THOMAS' STREET
920-1/18/210 (North side)
10/11/78 Maritime Buildings and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.41 AND 42
Marked on O.S. map as Refuge Assurance Buildings.
Offices. c1900. By Henderson and Hall. Bright red brick with
ashlar bands and dressings; Lakeland slate roof with ashlar
copings, brick and ashlar chimneys and lead dome; wrought-iron
balustrade to cellar steps on right return to West Sunniside.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 2:1:2 x 3 windows with
corner turret. Central bay has panelled door and plain
overlight at right in surround with round head; high keystone
and voussoirs to open pediment on rusticated pilasters; high
panel above has carved panel flanked by pilasters supporting
cornice. 2-light stone mullion and transom window above has
plain cornice; 2-light mullion window on second floor has
segmental pediment on cornice. Prominent eaves gutter cornice
to this bay. Flanking gabled sections have blocked cellar
openings below 3-light mullion and transom windows; shaped
aprons to similar first floor windows with cornices;
projecting sills to second floor corniced 3-light mullion
windows. Paired 2-light windows in gable peaks under with
small raised segmental coping. Flush sill and lintel ashlar
bands. Round corner turret on ogee-moulded first-floor bracket
has similar treatment to narrow lights, with small
round-headed light flanked by big cartouches in top floor of
ashlar. Original upper glazing bars in some windows on ground
and first floors, and glazing bars in some windows on other
floors. Roof has 2 straight-headed dormers over central bay;
tall ashlar-corniced chimneys on ridge and behind turret.
Right return to West Sunniside has central basement entrance;
similar windows and shallow bowed first-floor oriel.
Wrought-iron balustrade to cellar steps has trailing sunflower
and leaf ornament.
(Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914.: Newcastle
upon Tyne: 1983-: 15 AND 21).
Listing NGR: NZ3991757072
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