The Old Rectory, Houghton-le-Spring

  • Description

    In years gone by, I've taken photographs inside this building, but today was the first time I've photographed the exterior. Situated off The Broadway in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, is the former rectory of the town's historic church, which stands opposite and which is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels. The Old Rectory stands in what were originally private grounds, but which are now public park land. In later years, the building became the offices of Houghton Urban District Council, but these days it is the base of a number of charity organisations. I read today that it's thought that the large piece of rock in the centre of this water feature was transported back to Houghton by soldiers returning from Italy after World War II (anyone able to add further information?). It's supposedly a chunk of 'travertine' rock, essentially a form of limestone, that's formed around hot mineral springs.
  • Owner

    DM Allan
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Splat
    Last modified: 1 year, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 207 times
    Picture Taken: 2019-10-09T14:24:09
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