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National Coal Board Central Garage

A Grade II Listed Building in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8619 / 54°51'42"N

Longitude: -1.4801 / 1°28'48"W

OS Eastings: 433467

OS Northings: 552022

OS Grid: NZ334520

Mapcode National: GBR LD36.CY

Mapcode Global: WHD5J.72F4

Entry Name: National Coal Board Central Garage

Listing Date: 15 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303226

Location: Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Copt Hill

Built-Up Area: Houghton-le-Spring

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newbottle

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

4/70 Philadelphia.

N.C.B. Central Garage.


Power station, now workshops. Circa 1906 for Durham Collieries Power Company.
Yellow brick with red brick dressings; roofing felt. Basement and one high
storey; 9 bays x 3. Gable to street : basement in mound; 3 brick panels,
containing tall round-headed metal windows with pivoting lights flanking
blocked-in vehicle entrance under blocked-in window; 4-keystoned ox-eye window
over; gable peak contains group of 7 panels. Left return has vehicle entrance
doors to basement; no windows; 18 corbels at original eaves level and dentilled
eaves. Interior : cast iron balcony along south side with cast iron staircases
to ground and basement. Historical note : incorporated into NESCO system by
1911. Source, S. M. Linsley "Industrial Archaeology of Electricity around
Tyne and Wear' in proceedings of the Fourth Institution of Electrical Engineers'
Meeting on the History of Electrical Engineering, Durham 1976, pp,ll-18.

Listing NGR: NZ3346752022

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