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

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History

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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

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