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Pumping Station and Attached Outbuildings, Houghton le Spring

Description: Pumping Station and Attached Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303222

OS Grid Reference: NZ3542251742
OS Grid Coordinates: 435422, 551742
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8592, -1.4497

Location: A690, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4NL

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

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Listing Text

Pumping station and
attached outbuildings


Engine house. 1890 by J.E. Wolfe, resident engineer for Sunderland and South
Shields Water Company. English bond brick and terracotta; roof of plain tiles.
Basement and one high storey : 3 bays x 7. North elevation : central double
door, half-glazed, in large round-headed opening containing semi-circular fan-
light and bevelled glass panels surrounding door; porch of tall free-standing
columns of pink granite,on corniced brick plinths, supporting frieze, cornice and
blocking course; 2 tall round-headed sash windows flank door; angle buttresses.
Plinth, cill string and impost string. Dentilled brick cornice supports modillions
under wide eaves of hipped roof. Small hip under rectangular louvred ventilator
with ogee-hipped roof on columns and 2 decorative metal finials. Outbuilding to
rear : 6 bays x 5, all windows round-headed; a 3-bay arcade at centre south;
double-span roof to 5 west bays has raised glass ventilators, ridge at right-
angles over 6th bay has decorative tiles.

Listing NGR: NZ3542251742

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Source: English Heritage

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