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6a, the College, Durham

Description: 6a, the College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110130

OS Grid Reference: NZ2734841980
OS Grid Coordinates: 427348, 541980
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7720, -1.5764

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)

16/82 No. 6a (formerly listed
6/5/52 as house adjoining the
Song School)


House. Medieval fabric with C18 alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof; new brick chimney. 3 storeys, 3 windows.
6-panel door with 4-pane overlight recessed at right of first bay; plain boarded
door and 2-pane overlight at left. Sash window with glazing bars to right of
door; ground floor lintel band. Sashes with glazing bars, most renewed, on
upper floors have flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Low parapet
has flat stone coping. Clasping buttress with one offset, at left.

Interior: re-used staircase from Abbey Cottage, Dun Cow Lane: c.1670. Treads
and risers new, as are newel caps and some other parts. High grip handrail;
fat twisted balusters. Newels, pulvinated string and handrail friezes have
rinceau decoration with some figures and ribbon bands. Source: F.F. Johnson,
Historic Durham Staircases Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2734341980

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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