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Great Gateway to Kepier Hospital (That Part Within the Civil Parish of Belmont), Durham

Description: Great Gateway to Kepier Hospital (That Part Within the Civil Parish of Belmont)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110004

OS Grid Reference: NZ2821243266
OS Grid Coordinates: 428212, 543266
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7835, -1.5628

Location: Orchard Dr, Durham DH1 1RS

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 1RS

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE
(North end, off)
Durham City
6/15 Great Gateway to
9/67 Kepier Hospital
(that part within
the civil parish
of Belmont)


Hospital gatehouse. C14. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings;
pantiled roof, with stone gable copings and brick chimneys. T-plan. 2
storeys, 3 bays. Central 2-centred arch on shafts has drip string with blind
quatrefoil frieze above; 2-centred-arched window above with casements under
dripmould; top string to second storey under gable. Buttresses with plinths
and offsets flank arch. Left bay has renewed boarded door under stone lintel
with blocked small window immediately above; chamfered lintel to small first-
floor window. Right bay has small elliptical-headed opening on ground floor
and small square casement above. Cyma-moulded plinth of buttresses continues
along part of right bay. Gateway has 2 quadripartite vaults on corbels, and
central arch; bosses eroded and missing; small openings to side walls. Rear
elevation has polygonal stair turret to north of arch; stone stair to first-
floor Tudor-arched doorway; carved kneeler on north gable.
Interior shows segmental-headed fireplace in north room; double-chamfered
arch on responds in south room; some 2-centred-arched doorways in upper rooms;
part of spiral stair in turret. Stone work heavily eroded.
Partly in the parish of Durham and Framwellgate.
A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2821043266

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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