Seaham Heritage Project Completed September 2014

22nd September 2014

Repair works have been completed at the Grade II listed Londonderry Institute in Seaham for Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association.

Comprising 4 self contained dwellings within the shell of the original building, conversion to residential use took place in the late 1980’s.

Initially conceived as the Londonderry Literary Institute in 1853 and  designed by Thomas Oliver, one of a number of talented local architects who worked closely with Richard Grainger on the development of Newcastle, its monumental Greek Revival style provides something of a glimpse of the Marquis of Londonderry’s original vision for the then, new town of Seaham.

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