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« Reply #9 on: Saturday 03 October 20 15:21 BST (UK) »
Streetview https://www.rootschat.com/links/01px7/

That's a great view...nice to see that the building is still the same and well kept.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 03 October 20 15:23 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 03 October 20 15:23 BST (UK) »
Anyone up for one more?  ;D ;D
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 03 October 20 15:26 BST (UK) »
Great stuff Jen...We may have to plan a caravan trip out, seek it out and knock on the door with it  ;D ;D
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 03 October 20 16:02 BST (UK) »
Yes please Carol, one more would be great   ;)
Carroll - Monmouthshire/Glamorganshire/Cork
Hooley - Tattenhall, Cheshire
Lloyd - Gresford, Denbighshire
Platt - Wrexham, Denbighshire
Sullivan- Monmouthshire/Glamorganshire/Cork

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 03 October 20 16:07 BST (UK) »
Ok Trish  ;D ...I will start a new topic.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 03 October 20 21:47 BST (UK) »
Jane Gibson, the widow of a local merchant, had built a complex of alms-houses on this site in 1727; Elizabeth Gray Mowbray funded the building of the present alms-houses in 1863.  The new buildings were an early design by the Durham-born architect Edward Robert Robson (1836–1917).
The buildings are strongly Gothic in style, and follow Pugin’s notion of recreating a medieval alms-house. The block has an L-shaped plan, as well as a forecourt framed by walls and railings. There are four houses in total, each of two storeys. Each has a central door set within a pointed arch. The doors are flanked by gables with pointed arches and two-light windows. The second house is built at the corner, and for this reason the door is set within a canted corner bay. …….At the left-hand side is a stepped chimney-stack with a Latin inscription commemorating Jane Gibson’s laying of the original foundation stone in 1727 and Elizabeth Gray Mowbray’s rebuilding in 1863.  ( https://goo.gl/maps/134kCePgzioGXXbB6 ) The right-hand chimney-stack displays the Mowbray lion in low relief under a drip mould with fleur-de-lys finial.
https://goo.gl/maps/ntt6RvUmMcNCfaR6A
 Dr Michael Johnson,. The Architecture of Sunderland, 1700-1914 .

The alms-houses were damaged on 24th may 1943, by a 500 kg. H.E.bomb which left a crater 60 feet across and 12 feet deep in Church Walk, no residents were injured. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunderlandpubliclibraries/3150058713/

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 03 October 20 22:12 BST (UK) »
It is so good to see these lovely houses still standing and well loved.

JenB - how did you find them?  ;)

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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 03 October 20 22:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Stan for taking the time to post the history of the Almshouses, it makes very interesting reading.
Yes Ruskie, good to know that it has been preserved.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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