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Latitude: 54.8426 / 54°50'33"N
Longitude: -1.4682 / 1°28'5"W
OS Eastings: 434247
OS Northings: 549886
OS Grid: NZ342498
Mapcode National: GBR LD5F.XV
Mapcode Global: WHD5J.FJ2X
Entry Name: Kepier Grammer School
Listing Date: 26 April 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025443
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303177
Location: Sunderland, DH4
Electoral Ward/Division: Houghton
Built-Up Area: Houghton-le-Spring
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Houghton-le-Spring
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ34NW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING CHURCH STREET (north side)
26.4.50 Kepier Grammar School
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
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