Sunderland History - East End - Buildings in the East End - Trafalgar Square Header

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Go to Church Walk and you will come across 14 Merchant Seaman's Almshouses which makes up Trafalgar Square.

Built in 1840 in Church Walk on the site of the Workhouse Garden for the Trustees of the Muster Roll to house aged merchant seaman and their wives and widows.

Above the centre door in the square there is a plaque with a sailor and a lion holding escutcheons and maritime symbols. This painted plaque has inscribed on it ;

"Trafalgar Square, erected by the Trustee's of the Muster Roll Anno Domini 1840, under the 4th and 5th of William IV."

This once vibrant  area of the East End , close to the Boys Orphanage is now a peaceful spot where your imagination can take you back to times gone by.

Carry on past the gates that bring you into the courtyard you will find Donnison School building.

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