Galen Building with steps, walls and railings attached


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Galen Building with steps, walls and railings attached, Green Terrace


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Statutory Address:
Galen Building with steps, walls and railings attached, Green Terrace

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

Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39336 56759



NZ3956NW GREEN TERRACE 920-1/19/94 (East side) Galen Building with steps, walls and railings attached


(Formerly listed as Galen Building Sunderland Polytechnic with steps, walls and railings attached) Formerly known as: Technical College HIND STREET. Technical college, in use as a polytechnic building at the time of listing, with steps, piers, walls and railings attached. Dated 1900 and, on right return, 1928. Foundation stone 1899, opened 1901, with provision made for extension on site. By AW Hennings of Potts, Son and Hennings. Flemish bond bright red brick with yellow terracotta quoins, strings and dressings; roof of plain tiled with terracotta cresting; steel and concrete floors. C17 style. EXTERIOR: basement and 2 storeys, 1:2:3:2:1 windows; right 4 storey one-window tower. Main block has parapet with ogee pediments over projecting 2-window sections. Steps up to elaborate porch at right of main block: double panelled doors and overlight in keyed architrave, high plinth to columns in antis supporting entablature with low-relief `TECHNICAL COLLEGE' in terracotta; shaped parapet above has scrolled pediment over borough arms. Ogee-moulded mullion and transom windows except central 3 on first floor which are round-headed with keyed architraves on impost string and have Renaissance ornament to aprons; all sashes with upper glazing bars. Floor and sill cornices; eaves cornice, on modillions in projecting sections. Tower has 3-light basement window, round-headed ground-floor window with casements below radiating glazing bars of transom light, 4-light mullion and transom in third stage and bracketed clock in top stage with paired pilasters with free Corinthian capitals supporting entablature and parapet with panelled corners and central cartouches. High hipped roof has low, corniced dormers with glazing bars; high ridge plinth with dentils and swan-neck pediments supporting domed arcaded lantern. Tower has raised dome. WALLS & RAILINGS: piers, dwarf walls and railings attached: rusticated square red sandstone piers, each with pulvinated frieze, ogee coping and ball finial; stone steps to porch and at left end. Brick walls from porch to left steps and returning on right to enclose entire right return have chamfered red sanstone coping; spike-headed wrought-iron railings on walls have scrolled stays and intermediate panels to section around front and tower; plainer beyond these on right return. Built under powers granted to Local Authorities by the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act of 1890 to draw on central funds for technical education. (Spotlight: Potts G: Sunderland: 7).

Listing NGR: NZ3933656759


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Potts, G, 'Spotlight' in Spotlight, (), 7


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

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Date: 09 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03868/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr D.H. Bottoms. Source Historic England Archive
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