Doxford House, Warden Law Lane, Silksworth - Sunderland

Large house (previously known as Silksworth House), formerly used as a students' hall of residence. Mostly of the early-C19 but with some earlier features. The property is vacant but has recently been acquired by a new owner who has made the building weathertight and secure. Work has started to implement the approved planning consent scheme which will see the building returned to a single residence.

Doxford House, Warden Law Lane, Silksworth - Sunderland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Doxford House With Conservatory
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1279879
  • Local Planning Authority: Sunderland
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Doxford House
  • Street Name: Warden Law Lane
  • Locality: Silksworth
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Sunderland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Houghton and Sunderland South
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA