List number: 1207123
List grade: 2
Grid ref: NZ3984456051
Post code: SR2 8JB

Langham Tower, Sunderland


Langham Tower is a large Victorian mansion, located on the corner of Ryhope Road and Mombray Road in the Ashbrooke suburb of Sunderland. The mansion was built 1889-1891 by William Milburn for William Adamson, the son of the shipbuilder W. Adamson.[1] The house was later owned by the Vaux family, then by shipbuilder Robert Thompson, before becoming a teacher training college in 1922. It became part of Sunderland Polytechnic, later Sunderland University, in 1975. The University sold Langham Tower in 2004.[2] It became part of Sunderland High School in 2006, but the independent School closed in 2016. Langham Tower is a Grade II listed building.

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Langham Tower, Sunderland High School

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Langham Tower (Sunderland High School) - List Entry
- "Villa; training college in 1922, part of polytechnic in 1975. 1889-91 by William Milburn for William Adamson, trader in ships' provisions and oil and son of W Adamson, shipbuilder. Eclectic ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(7181): Sunderland, Ryhope Road, Langham Tower
- "Villa, training college in 1922, part of University from 1975. 1889-91 by William Milburn for William Adamson, trader in ships’ provisions and oil (and son of W. Adamson, shipbuilder). Eclectic ...

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Former Sunderland teacher training college to mark key anniversary
- Chronicle Live 1st July, 2015. "The historic building throws a garden party for its former staff and students at Sunderland University. A reunion is to be held to mark the ...

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