Tyne and Wear HER(12815): Silksworth, Silksworth Hall Drive, boundary walls - Details
Silksworth, Silksworth Hall Drive, boundary walls
The development of Silksworth Hall Drive in the 1970s destroyed a large part of the fine garden of Silksworth Hall. The houses are of high value but are architecturally undistinguished, built in mock-Georgian style. The houses have large gardens which retain the tree canopy of the original Hall grounds. The front boundary walls are attractive. The stone is said to have come from the old Sunderland Town Hall which was demolished in the 1970s. The walls do include a crest of old Sunderland Town and a crest from a Freemason's Lodge.
Sunderland City Council, November 2009, Silksworth Hall Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Strategy, Consultation Draft, page 26