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Monkwearmouth College Swan Street Centre (West Building)

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwick, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9198 / 54°55'11"N

Longitude: -1.3913 / 1°23'28"W

OS Eastings: 439115

OS Northings: 558515

OS Grid: NZ391585

Mapcode National: GBR VB9.0N

Mapcode Global: WHD55.LLPR

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ95+WF

Entry Name: Monkwearmouth College Swan Street Centre (West Building)

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391606

Location: Sunderland, SR5

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Southwick

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: North Wearside

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/4/289 (North side)
Monkwearmouth College Swan Street
Centre (west building)


Formerly known as: Monkwearmouth Grammar School SWAN STREET.
Tertiary college, formerly grammar school. c1925. Brick with
painted concrete dressings; roof of plain tiles. Symmetrical
neo-Greek style.
EXTERIOR: one storey, with 2-storey entrance blocks flanking
centre: 1:5:3:12:3:5:1 windows. Painted plinth. Projecting
entrance pavilions have painted central bays with 6-panelled
double doors in architraves; stepped corniced panels above to
sill of first-floor sash which has corniced architrave;
flanking bays contain tripartite sashes with gauged brick flat
arches and projecting painted sills in bays defined by giant
pilasters with lotus and acanthus leaf capitals, supporting
entablature of frieze with patera, central pediment, and
blocking course. Similar pediment, frieze and blocking course
on plain pilasters of painted lower one-bay end pavilions
containing sashes; intermediate sections have fixed lights
with central pivoting sections and projecting stone sills,
below deep eaves band and gutter cornice. All windows have
glazing bars. Short set-back blank section at each end. Hipped
roof, with recessed hip over set-backs, from which rise hipped
roofs over entrances with plain chimneys rising from returns
of blocking course and with high pedimented louvred square
ridge ventilators.

Listing NGR: NZ3911558514

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