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Maritime Buildings and Attached Balustrade

A Grade II Listed Building in Hendon, Sunderland

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Maritime Buildings and Attached Balustrade

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391585

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 SAINT THOMAS' STREET
920-1/18/210 (North side)
10/11/78 Maritime Buildings and attached
balustrade
(Formerly Listed as:
WEST SUNNISIDE
(West side)
Nos.41 AND 42
Refuge Buildings)

GV II

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

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

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