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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025443



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Sunderland

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303177

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NZ34NW 7/21 26.4.50

HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING CHURCH STREET (north side) Houghton-le-Spring Kepier Grammar School

GII* Grammar School, now parish rooms and two flats.C18 incorporating C16 building. Limestone and sandstone rubble with some quoins; roof concrete tiles. L-shaped.Two storeys,eleven bays and three bays set back in right return.West elevation:two sashes with glazing bars; then five 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 four-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 two blocked-in square lights, in right return.Quoins to these five bays.Then three bays with a five-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 two end brick chimneys and three 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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National Grid Reference: NZ 34247 49885


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