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Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council, Houghton le Spring

Description: Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303176

OS Grid Reference: NZ3408249832
OS Grid Coordinates: 434082, 549832
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8422, -1.4708

Location: The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4DN

Locality: Houghton le Spring
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH4 4DN

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Listing Text


7/20 Houghton-le-Spring Area
Offices of Sunderland
26.4.50 District Council.
(formerly listed as
The Old Rectory)
Rectory, now Council offices. Early C17, altered in C18 (date of 1794 on
rainwater head behind) C19 and C20. 2-storey, 6-bay south front in Tudor
style : some windows 3-light stone-mullioned with label moulds; fifth
bay, a canted projection, contains 3 sashes with glazing bars; third bay
has flattened Tudor arch to modern door in stop-chamfered surround between
slender pilasters supporting raised panel. Massive stone chimney stack,
having 5 set-backs, at rear. East elevation re-built c.1950. Crenellated
parapet conceals roof. Interior : closed-string well staircase has 7 fat
turned balusters to 5 treads; half balusters abut square, panelled newel
posts with low pyramidal tops; high moulded handrail. Source: Proceedings
of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, series 3, volume V,

Listing NGR: NZ3408249832

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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