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St George's House with Attached Steps, Railings and Yard Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in St Michael's, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9 / 54°53'59"N

Longitude: -1.3828 / 1°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 439676

OS Northings: 556315

OS Grid: NZ396563

Mapcode National: GBR VCK.QY

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.Q3QF

Entry Name: St George's House with Attached Steps, Railings and Yard Walls

Listing Date: 10 November 1978

Last Amended: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391550

Location: Sunderland, SR2

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

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


920-1/22/170 (North side)
10/11/78 St George's House with attached
steps, railings and yard walls
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
St George's House)


Also known as: St George's Building, Sunderland Polytechnic
House with steps and railings to door, and yard walls. Used
for teaching accommodation by Sunderland Polytechnic at the
time of listing.
c1855. Garden wall bond brick (5 and 1) with ashlar dressings;
Welsh slate roof. Stone steps and cast-iron railings on S
side. Brick walls and piers with ashlar coping.
EXTERIOR: S and left return elevations have basement and 2
storeys; 4 windows. S elevation: steps up to 3-panel door in
third bay, with plain overlight, in doorcase of engaged,
fluted quasi-Corinthian octagonal columns and dentil cornice
to entablature which breaks forward above columns. Basement
has banded rustication and sashes with glazing bars. Other
sashes, tripartite on ground floor left return, have stone
sills and architraves each with frieze and cornice. Hipped
roof of moderate pitch has C20 dormer. Right return has
set-back C20 addition.
High ashlar-coped walls break forward from right to enclose
yard, and have square brick piers of same height at corners
and forming central entrance to Park Road and side vehicle
entrance on right return of yard. Originally part of St
George's Place, a square which was damaged in WWII.
(Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People:
Sunderland: 1988-: 61,64).

Listing NGR: NZ3967656315

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