THE LONDONDERRY INSTITUTE AND FORECOURT WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1232455
Date first listed:
21-Jun-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
14-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
THE LONDONDERRY INSTITUTE AND FORECOURT WALL, 18, TEMPEST ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE LONDONDERRY INSTITUTE AND FORECOURT WALL, 18, TEMPEST ROAD

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 42828 49618

Details

In the entry for NZ 44 NW SEAHAM TEMPEST ROAD (south side)

4/42 No 18, The Londonderry Institute and forecourt 21.6.50 wall (formerly listed under Tempest Place)

II

The grade shall be amended to read: Grade II* (star)

------------------------------------------------------- NZ 44 NW SEAHAM TEMPEST ROAD (south side)

4/42 No 18, The Londonderry Institute and forecourt wall 21.6.50 II (Formerly listed under Tempest Place)



Former Literary and Scientific Institute. 1853-5 by Thomas Oliver. Grey sandstone ashlar with low-pitched Welsh slate roofs. T-plan with projecting portico. Greek Revival style. Single storey, 5-bay frontage with single-bay returns and 3 x 2-bay wing to rear. Street facade has 3-bay centre, with tetrastyle Doric portico on 3- step stylobate, and flanking single-bay wings. Portico has pediment with corniced acroterion. Openings have battered eared architraves and raised sills. Central pair of massive 4-panel doors, with riveted iron framing to panels,are flanked by single windows. Single bays to left and right with similar windows are articulated by pilasters. Frieze has triglyphs and blank metopes. Single-bay returns framed by corner pilasters have similar windows and projecting pedimented gables. 3 bay- rear wing has pilaster bay divisions, 3 windows and a plain frieze. 2 corniced ashlar stacks at junctions of rear wing and returns. Interior: much altered and in a state of disrepair at time of survey.

Forecourt has 6 stone piers and low chamfered wall; only one pier to left retains its pyramidal cap.

Listing NGR: NZ4282849618

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
407844
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: IOE01/01252/07
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