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The changing face of the Sunderland quayside

Sunderland’s religious diversity, after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660,  is illustrated by the presence a number of nonconformist  groups.

By 1700 it was only too clear that a new approach towards the river and harbour was essential.

  Disposing of sand ballast was a problem which grew with trade.

Almost 500 wills and inventories, pertaining to Sunderland in the period 1549-1700, have now been identified and transcribed thanks to the sterling

23 High St, Ledbury, is a three storey, timber-framed, stuccoed building with an unusual projecting centre bay two storeys high with a gable.

22 High Street , Ledbury, is a three-storey timber framed, stuccoed building. It has ornate C19th pierced bargeboards and finial & pendant.

When it was recorded in 1930 by the RCHM, the now exposed timber framing on the front of 9 High Street was hidden behind stucco, probably applied w

21 High Street, Ledbury, was formerly known as the Biddulph Gallery and now houses a delicatessen, a kitchen shop, a cafe and a clothing store on t