Durham/England – Historic England announces £180,000 repairs funding for Sunderland’s 230-year-old Phoenix Hall


Durham/England - Historic England announces £180,000 repairs funding for Sunderland's 230-year-old Phoenix Hall

(by Ross Robertson, Sunderland Echo, 13th April 2022)

 

One of Sunderland’s most important historic buildings is set for a raft of vital repairs thanks to a £180,000 grant from Historic England.

Phoenix Hall in the East End is the oldest surviving purpose-built masonic lodge still in use by the Freemasons in England.

The Grade I-listed Georgian building, in Queen Street East, has been in continuous use by Freemasons since it was built in 1784-5.

Now dwarfed by three high-rise tower blocks, Phoenix Hall is…

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Durham/England - Historic England announces £180,000 repairs funding for Sunderland's 230-year-old Phoenix Hall

 

Durham/England - Historic England announces £180,000 repairs funding for Sunderland's 230-year-old Phoenix Hall
 

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