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

Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
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NZ 37644 52847



NZ35SE SILKSWORTH HALL DRIVE, Silksworth 920-1/6/272 (South side (off)) Silksworth Hall (formerly listed as: 17/10/94 SILKWORTH HALL DRIVE Silkworth Hall Hotel)


House, later hotel; empty at time of survey. c1900. Bright red brick with sandstone ashlar dressings; graduated slate roof with terracotta ridge coping and finials and brick chimneys. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 wide bays. Jacobean style. Entrance front has 3 wide gables, the central bay recessed with ashlar loggia of keyed arches on imposts and pilasters set between Ionic pilasters supporting entablature, the side arches with balustrades below and above, the central open with pedimented parapet above. SILKSWORTH HALL in well cut letters in centre of frieze. Flanking semicircular projections have high stone-mullioned 4-light windows, eaves string, parapet and ribbed hemispherical roofs. Above loggia, 3 stone mullioned and transomed windows with alternate-block jambs, the central with low segmental pediment, and above this a 2-light window in gable peak. In side bays a stepped chimney-stack rises above each dome and has a single window in upper part, and is flanked by similar small windows. All gables have bargeboards, the central with dragon finial, the side with high octagonal chimneys rising from corniced plinth, with corniced top bands. Right return has 2 gabled bays flanking central triple Jacobean ashlar blind arcade below 2-storey oriel bow window; rear elevation has full-height projecting canted bays flanking ground-floor loggia and first-floor balcony.

Listing NGR: NZ3764452847


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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: 23 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14265/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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