EARL OF DURHAM'S MONUMENT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1354965
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Jul-1985
Statutory Address:
EARL OF DURHAM'S MONUMENT, HILL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
EARL OF DURHAM'S MONUMENT, HILL LANE

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

District:
Sunderland (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 33400 54386

Details

NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING HILL LANE, 4/47 Penshaw.

26.4.50 Earl of Durham's Monument (formerly listed as G.V. Penshaw Monument)

I Monument, in form of Greek temple, in memory of John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham (1792-1840), Governor-General of Canada and Grand Master of the Order of Freemasons. Erected 1844, by private subscription, to design of John and Benjamin Green of Newcastle; builder Thomas Pratt of Sunderland. Ashlar, 4 x 7 columns. Fluted Doric order on stylobate. End pediments, no roof. An important manifestation of the Greek revival in the region, and a prominent landmark, visible for many miles around. Historical note : contemporary accounts describe it as being based on the Temple of Theseus but twice the size; the Theseion at Athens is 6 columns by 13, and while the measurements of its columns are double the monument appears proportionately taller.

Listing NGR: NZ3340054386

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
303203
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.

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Date: 28 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14159/31
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