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Earl of Durham's Monument

A Grade I Listed Building in Shiney Row, Sunderland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8831 / 54°52'59"N

Longitude: -1.4809 / 1°28'51"W

OS Eastings: 433400

OS Northings: 554386

OS Grid: NZ334543

Mapcode National: GBR LC3Z.5B

Mapcode Global: WHD5B.7J2C

Entry Name: Earl of Durham's Monument

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303203

Location: Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Shiney Row

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Herrington, Penshaw and Shiney Row

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING HILL LANE,
4/47 Penshaw.

26.4.50 Earl of Durham's Monument
(formerly listed as
G.V. Penshaw Monument)

I
Monument, in form of Greek temple, in memory of John George Lambton, first
Earl of Durham (1792-1840), Governor-General of Canada and Grand Master of
the Order of Freemasons. Erected 1844, by private subscription, to design
of John and Benjamin Green of Newcastle; builder Thomas Pratt of Sunderland.
Ashlar, 4 x 7 columns. Fluted Doric order on stylobate. End pediments, no
roof. An important manifestation of the Greek revival in the region, and a
prominent landmark, visible for many miles around. Historical note :
contemporary accounts describe it as being based on the Temple of Theseus
but twice the size; the Theseion at Athens is 6 columns by 13, and while
the measurements of its columns are double the monument appears proportionately
taller.


Listing NGR: NZ3340054386

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