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Kepier Grammer School, Houghton le Spring

Description: Kepier Grammer School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303177

OS Grid Reference: NZ3424749885
OS Grid Coordinates: 434247, 549885
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8426, -1.4682

Location: A182, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4DN

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

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Listing Text

26.4.50 Kepier Grammar School

G.V. II*

Grammar School, now parish rooms and 2 flats. C18 incorporating C16 building.
Limestone and sandstone rubble with some quoins; roof concrete tiles.
L-shaped.2 storeys, 11 bays and 3 bays set back in right return. West
elevation : 2 sashes with glazing bars; then 5 bays having central projecting
gable to street flanked by modern sashes at ground floor and casements at first
to the left, one modern sash and one horizontal sliding sash under casements
at right. Gable to street contains 4-panelled double door under oblong
fanlight in architrave beneath inscription (commemorating founding in 1574)
dated 1724, inserted cusped lancet window, with head-stopped drip mould,
and 2 blocked-in square lights, in right return. Quoins to these 5 bays.
Then 3 bays with a 5-panelled door in flat Tuscan doorcase at left and
sash windows; and gable to street having one sash and inscription recording
repairs and additions in 1779. Roof has 2 end brick chimneys and 3 transverse
ridge brick chimneys. Historical note : founded by Bernard Gilpin, rector
of Houghton and John Heath of Kepyer.

Listing NGR: NZ3424949878

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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