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Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
NZ 39885 56060



NZ3956SE MOWBRAY ROAD 920-1/22/152 (South side) No.2 Carlton House


Formerly known as: Nicholson House MOWBRAY ROAD. Villa. At the time of listing in use as polytechnic students' union accommodation. 1850. By J & B Green. For Alderman William Nicholson, supplier of copper, brass and iron fittings for ships. Ashlar with brick rear additions. Welsh slate roof with ashlar chimneys and gable copings. Tudor style. L-plan with rear outbuildings forming one side of rear yard. EXTERIOR: garden front 2 storeys, 2:1:1 windows and one narrow set back bay at right. First floor string. Buttressed projection in fourth bay contains Tudor arched surround to renewed glazed 4-panel door at right with mullioned overlight and gablet. Left bays have paired ground-floor windows and 2 windows above under gablets with flower carved hoodmoulds. Third bay projects under a gable and has a full-height canted bay window with coped parapet; gable peak has single light and hoodmould below coping on moulded kneelers. Narrow set back bay at right. Steeply pitched roof has 2 parallel ridges and one cross ridge, with tall corniced panelled stone chimneys. All gables have roll-moulded copings and obelisk finials. Main entrance in left return with two gables, that at left over projecting entrance bay with moulded open arch; recessed half-glazed 4 panel door in Tudor arch with leafy carved spandrels and narrow side lights with sloping sills. Oriel above has rose, thistle and shamrock carved on bracket. Second gable has central stepped chimney projection with carved Gothic lettering for WM and 1850 with heraldic device. (Milburn GE and Miller ST: Sunderland River, Town and People: Sunderland: 1988-: 61; Corfe T: The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914: Newcastle: 1983-: 14; Potts G: Langham Tower (leaflet): Sunderland).

Listing NGR: NZ3988556060


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Books and journals
Corfe, T, The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914, (1983)
Milburn, G E, Miller, S T, Sunderland: River, Town & People, (1988), 61
Potts, G , Langham Tower


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: 05 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14199/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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