POLICE STATION

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1232270
Date first listed:
14-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
POLICE STATION, NORTH TERRACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
POLICE STATION, NORTH TERRACE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Seaham
National Grid Reference:
NZ 43051 49539

Details

NZ 45 NW SEAHAM NORTH TERRACE (East side)

4/34 Police Station

II



Police Station, former Londonderry Offices. c.1860. Snecked sandstone with ashlar quoins and Welsh slate roofs. Long narrow facade with irregular wings to rear. Modified classical style with C17 French motifs. Symmetrical street facade: 2 storeys, 5-bay centre and slightly projecting 4-bay wings. Ground floor: chamfered stone plinth; central rusticated porte-cochere; 4-pane sashes with horizontal glazing bars and raised sills; 3 blocked windows in left wing. String course between storeys. 1st floor windows have similar 4-pane sashes with raised sills on square brackets and eared architraves. Central projecting 2-stage clock tower above porte-cochere has raised quoins; tall corniced lower stage has round-headed window with Gibbs surround and keyed oculus above; short, narrow upper stage has corner consoles, 4 circular clock faces and, above a cornice, a slightly -pointed, lead-sheathed dome with 4 vertical, louvred oval openings. Continuous moulded eaves cornice. Flanking wings have low-pitched hipped roofs with flat tops and 3 round-arched dormers with double-keyed architraves. Irregular rear of building has round-arched windows, some with Gibbs surrounds, and many corniced ashlar stacks. Interior of building largely remodelled.

Listing NGR: NZ4305149539

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
407592
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 15 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01252/05
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