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Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic, Durham

Description: Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110129

OS Grid Reference: NZ2736641980
OS Grid Coordinates: 427366, 541980
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7720, -1.5761

Location: S Bailey, Durham DH1 3EQ

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2741 NW (West side)

16/81 No. 5 (Department of
6/5/52 Palaeography and
Diplomatic) (formerly
listed as the Song


House, now university department. Possibly medieval fabric; early C19
refenestration and internal alterations. Sandstone, eroded and partly obscured
by mortar, with some quoins and brick insertions; ashlar dressings in brick
parts; Lakeland slate roof with brick chimneys. L-plan. Basement, and 3 storeys;
3 bays in left projecting part and 4 bays at right. Steps up to Tuscan doorcase,
with 6-panel door, in first of set-back bays. Sash windows with fine glazing
bars have flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Snecked sandstone
parapet has flat stone coping. Hipped roofs.

Interior: 6-panel doors with fine beads on panels, window shutters, moulded
cornices in some rooms. Open-string stair has shaped tread ends, wreathed
handrail, curtail, square balusters. Barrel-vaulted rear basement.

Listing NGR: NZ2737241982

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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