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6, the College, Durham

Description: 6, the College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110131

OS Grid Reference: NZ2733341982
OS Grid Coordinates: 427333, 541982
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7720, -1.5766

Location: S Bailey, Durham DH1 3EQ

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2741 NW (South side)

16/83 No. 6 (formerly listed
6/5/52 as house adjoining
the Song School)


Granary, later prebendal house. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Roughly-
squared coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible; brick chimney.
Basement and 2 storeys; 7 bays. 5 bays flanked by buttresses with offsets; 2
right bays contain wide segmental basement arch. Main block has doorway with
shouldered lintel, and blocked arch of thin stones, in basement. 2 flights of
wide steps up to third-bay 6-panel door in wide architrave with prominent cornice.
Sashes with glazing bars have flat stone lintels and flat stone sills. Roll-
moulded parapet. Moulded round rainwater heads and lugged drainpipe fixings.
Wrought-iron bracket to right of door holds round gas lamp with gablets over vents
and conical top. Wrought-iron handrails with some water-leaf decoration.

Interior: basement has chamfered corbel course supporting barrel vault. Inserted
walls may hide original columns. Ground floor has panelled room with Tuscan
pilasters; bar-stopped chamfers on moulded beams; flat-Tudor-arched chimney piece.
Dog-leg stair at right, with single lower flight, has open string, ramped moulded
wreathed handrail on slender turned balusters and column newel at curtail; plain
dado. Panelled room also on first floor.

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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