MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1207798

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1994

Statutory Address: MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, BOROUGH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, BOROUGH ROAD

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

District: Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 39825 56790

Summary

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History

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Details

NZ3956NE 920-1/20/18

SUNDERLAND BOROUGH ROAD (South side) Museum and Library

GII Museum and art gallery.1877-1879. By J & T Tillman.Sandstone ashlar with slate roof.Chateau style.Two storeys,thirteen bays,the central wider;three bays in returns.High rusticated plinth.Tall projecting central bay has pediment over arch on paired Corinthian pilasters,framing steps up to paired doors in keyed arched surrounds.Projecting end bays have dentilled pediments on rusticated square pilasters;each has blind roundel over pedimented surround to window with keyed round-headed architrave.Similar windows in other bays under blind panels.Bays flanking centre have rusticated outer pilasters;giant attached Corinthian columns define intermediate central bays.Top entablature has dentilled cornice continuing from end pediments,and supports balustrade which,in bays flanking centre,supports canted coping continuing line of central pediment and so suggesting pediment over three central bays.Convex-hipped roof over central bay with wrought-iron railings;similar railings on tall hipped roofs of outer bays;lower main roof hipped. Listing NGR: NZ3982556790

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 391391

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Corfe, T, The Buildings of Sunderland 1814-1914, (1983), 5, 11, 15, 29-30

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