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Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Seaham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8388 / 54°50'19"N

Longitude: -1.3312 / 1°19'52"W

OS Eastings: 443051

OS Northings: 549539

OS Grid: NZ430495

Mapcode National: GBR MD4H.L6

Mapcode Global: WHD5L.JM9V

Entry Name: Police Station

Listing Date: 14 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232270

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407592

Location: Seaham, County Durham, SR7

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Seaham

Built-Up Area: Seaham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Seaham Harbour and Dawdon

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(East side)

4/34 Police Station


Police Station, former Londonderry Offices. c.1860. Snecked sandstone with ashlar
quoins and Welsh slate roofs. Long narrow facade with irregular wings to rear.
Modified classical style with C17 French motifs. Symmetrical street facade: 2
storeys, 5-bay centre and slightly projecting 4-bay wings. Ground floor: chamfered
stone plinth; central rusticated porte-cochere; 4-pane sashes with horizontal
glazing bars and raised sills; 3 blocked windows in left wing. String course
between storeys. 1st floor windows have similar 4-pane sashes with raised sills
on square brackets and eared architraves. Central projecting 2-stage clock tower
above porte-cochere has raised quoins; tall corniced lower stage has round-headed
window with Gibbs surround and keyed oculus above; short, narrow upper stage has
corner consoles, 4 circular clock faces and, above a cornice, a slightly -pointed,
lead-sheathed dome with 4 vertical, louvred oval openings. Continuous moulded
eaves cornice. Flanking wings have low-pitched hipped roofs with flat tops and 3
round-arched dormers with double-keyed architraves. Irregular rear of building
has round-arched windows, some with Gibbs surrounds, and many corniced ashlar
stacks. Interior of building largely remodelled.

Listing NGR: NZ4305149539

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