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Description: 7, the College
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110132
OS Grid Reference: NZ2731241984
OS Grid Coordinates: 427312, 541984
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7720, -1.5770
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE THE COLLEGE
NZ 2741 NW (South side)
16/84 No. 7 (formerly listed
6/5/52 as house adjoining
the Song School)
Master of Garner's checker, later prebendal house. Medieval fabric with C17
and C18 alterations. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; brick chimneys.
Basement and 2 storeys, 8 bays. Basement has segmental brick arch at left over
recessed boarded door; similar door in shouldered arch at right of third bay.
Steps up to terrace in front of 6-panel door in architrave with pulvinated frieze
and prominent cornice; eroded coats of arms in panel over door. Sash windows
with glazing bars have varying surrounds, some flat stone lintels and sills with
alternate-block jambs; traces of removed label moulds, wider than present windows.
Corbelled-out parapet has shaped sloped coping. 2 round-moulded rainwater heads.
Flat-coped walls flank door terrace. Contains entrance to No. 8 (q.v.) in right
return. Roof flat at left and steeply-pitched over 2 right bays.
Interior: hall and some rooms have bolection-moulded panelling; blocked lugged
chimney piece in front hall wall; deeply-moulded beams in ground-floor ceiling
and deeply-moulded square plaster panels. Closed-string dog-leg stair has ramped
moulded handrail on slender turned balusters and column newel; plainer rear stair
has curved landing. First floor has corbelled wall posts, some covered in moulded
plaster. Many chimney pieces of circa 1700.
Listing NGR: NZ2731641982
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Source: English Heritage
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