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Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council

A Grade II* Listed Building in Houghton, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8422 / 54°50'31"N

Longitude: -1.4708 / 1°28'14"W

OS Eastings: 434082

OS Northings: 549832

OS Grid: NZ340498

Mapcode National: GBR LD5G.C0

Mapcode Global: WHD5J.CKV9

Entry Name: Houghton Le Spring Area Offices of Sunderland District Council

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303176

Location: Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

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

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Listing Text

NZ 34NW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING BROADWAY (west side)
Houghton-le-Spring.

7/20 Houghton-le-Spring Area
Offices of Sunderland
26.4.50 District Council.
(formerly listed as
The Old Rectory)
G.V.
II*
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,
45-62.


Listing NGR: NZ3408249832

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