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Counts House, Durham

Description: Counts House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110079

OS Grid Reference: NZ2729641772
OS Grid Coordinates: 427296, 541772
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7701, -1.5772

Location: 11 South Bailey, Durham University DH1 3DZ

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 3DZ

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Listing Text

NZ 2741 NW (Left bank of River Wear)

16/31 Count's House

Summer house. Circa 1810. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar portico;
stone-flagged roof. Greek Doric style. One storey, one bay. Tetrastyle
portico has dentilled pediment; flat stone lintels over empty central door
and flanking windows. Interior has stone-flagged floor; roof of king and
queen post trusses. Historical note; named because mistaken for a house
now demolished, which was lived in by 'Count' Boruwlaski, a Polish dwarf, at
the end of the C18, in the grounds of No. 12 South Bailey.

Listing NGR: NZ2729641772

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Source: English Heritage

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