ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - High Street West - Sunderland - List Entry

  • Description

    No.64: House, now part of bank. c1830. For Fawcett family. Brick with painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney. 3 storeys, 3 windows.... Nos 65 & 66: Tea rooms, now part of bank. 1873-7. By Frank Caws....Eclectic style called `Hindoo Gothic' by Caws, the Eastern elements a reference to the tea sold there. 2 storeys and attic, 3x5 windows; canted corner to High Street West. Ground floor has full-width tiled fascia continuing along No.61 Fawcett Street...Between gables bracketed corniced shelves carry faience elephants under bracketed gables with trefoil bargeboards, crocket decoration and elaborate finials....Above, further gablets at foot of banded round turret with bracketed eaves and Buddhist-style conical faience roof with a series of ringed ribs....Steeply-pitched roof has ridges from each gable and tall chimneys with faience copings behind elephant gablets. Originally the Elephant Tea Rooms...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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