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Sunderland Hall...

First Terrace...

Second Terrace...

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In recent years, Sunderland Point has become home to a mix of those who still work from the village, whether fishing or in other trades, and those who commute to the nearby cities and villages. Sunderland Point is a Conservation Area and most of the houses are Grade II Listed Buildings.

The houses, now residential, have their own history, at various times having been farms, warehouses, public houses, the customs house, the meeting place for Lancaster ship owners - with only a few having been originally built for living in.
Sunderland Hall was built by Robert and Elizabeth Pearson and has the inscription REP 1683 on its wall. The Hall & the two dwellings next to it are now the last buildings, but it is thought there may have been 2 or 3 small cottages in Point field in the past.
Houses on First Terrace have been the smithy, the Customs House and a shop. Round the corner into The Lane is Upsteps Cottage, named because the stone steps to its front door are outside the building.
Much of Second Terrace was originally used as warehouses, though there has also been use of buildings as an inn and a farm. The narrow Multum in Parvo is though to have been built to fill a gap in the Terrace.
The buildings have served the needs of the Point in its time as a major port, as a seaside resort and in its current role as a residential area which still supports local farming and fishing.
- No 2 was originally the Anchor Smithy and Ropewalk
- No 3a was the Customs House
- Upsteps Cottage has been a bath house, the brew house of the Ship Inn and was the lodging where Sambo died
- “Summerhouse” with wind vane on the roof apex and compass rose in its ceiling is where Pilots and merchants met and looked out for shipping
- No 11 was the Ship Inn - and was recently used as a pub in the filming of ‘Ruby in the Smoke’ by the BBC
- Historically, Second Terrace probably looked from the outside much as it does now. It is likely, though, that the houses which are now separate residences would be
   joined internally for ease of access
Tide tables should be consulted before visiting. Both the
Causeway and car park are likely to be under several feet of water for 1 to 2 hours before and after high tide.
DO NOT RISK IT!
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Sunderland Hall with its West Indian style balcony
Second Terrace seen from the beach earlier in the 20th Century
The view along First Terrace
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