TRAFALGAR SQUARE MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207071
Date first listed:
08-May-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Oct-1994
Statutory Address:
TRAFALGAR SQUARE MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ALMSHOUSES, 1-14, CHURCH WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
TRAFALGAR SQUARE MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ALMSHOUSES, 1-14, CHURCH WALK

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 40703 57213

Details

SUNDERLAND

NZ4057 CHURCH WALK 920-1/12/50 (South side) 08/05/50 (Consecutive) Trafalgar Square Merchant Seamen's Almshouses, Nos. 1-14 (consec) (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH WALK (South side) (Consecutive) Trafalgar Square (Merchant Seamen's Almshouses. Nos 1 to 13 consec))

GV II

14 almshouses. 1840. By William Drysdale for the Trustees of the Muster Roll to house aged merchant seamen and their wives and widows. Garden wall bond brick (5 and 1) with painted ashlar dressings; pebble-dash rendered front gables and rear elevations; concrete-tiled roof with brick chimneys. 3 sides of a square, with narrow canted corner bays; 14 houses arranged in flats, Nos 9 and 5 in the corners, with rear wings containing doors to all and the only access to Nos 9 and 5. EXTERIOR: elevations to square show 2 windows each house with gauged round brick arches to central C20 doors and overlights with radial glazing bars; shallow segmental arches to 2-light renewed mullion and transom casements with glazing bars. Painted ashlar eaves band. At centre, over door with painted surround, a high relief painted plaque with sailor and lion supporting escutcheons and maritime symbols, and inscription : TRAFALGAR SQUARE, ERECTED BY TRUSTEES OF THE MUSTER ROLL ANNO DOMINI 1840, UNDER 4TH AND 5TH of WILLIAM IV, with names of trustees. Well-carved low relief Roman Capitals on eaves band ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY. Hipped roof with brick ridge chimneys. (Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 49,77,156).

Listing NGR: NZ4070357213

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
391427
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Milburn, , Miller, , Sunderland River Town and People, (1988), 49
Milburn, , Miller, , Sunderland River Town and People, (1988), 77
Milburn, , Miller, , Sunderland River Town and People, (1988), 156

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01230/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr B.G. Carroll. Source Historic England Archive
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