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Chorister School, Durham

Description: Chorister School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110137

OS Grid Reference: NZ2725942008
OS Grid Coordinates: 427259, 542008
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7723, -1.5778

Location: S Bailey, Durham DH1 3EL

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW and NZ 2741 NW (West side)
14 and 16/89 No. 10 (Chorister School)
6/5/52 (formerly listed as house
adjoining The Diocesan
Board of Finance Office)


House. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; brick section at right; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney.
3 storeys, 4 irregular bays. 6-panelled door in Gibbs surround in third bay
flanked by sash windows in plain stone surrounds. Similar surrounds to sashes
at left. Tripartite sash above door has 3 relieving arches. 4 small sashes on
second floor have flat stone lintels and projecting painted stone sills. Stone
brackets support wooden gutter. Hipped roof has left end brick chimney, partly
rendered. Painted coat of arms over door. Gas lamp on wrought-iron bracket at
left of door.

Interior: very wide panelled hall contains cut-string open-well stair with ramped,
moulded handrail on turned balusters which have plinths sloped following angle
of stair, ramped panelled dado, wide wreath and curtail and some panelled square
newels re-used; Hall ceiling has much C18 stucco decoration, with dentilled
cornice and reeded circular panels.

Listing NGR: NZ2731142149

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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