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Priory Prison and Former Stables North of Number 15, Durham

Description: Priory Prison and Former Stables North of Number 15

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110145

OS Grid Reference: NZ2726942103
OS Grid Coordinates: 427269, 542103
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7731, -1.5776

Location: Durham DH1 3EQ

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (North side, off)

14/96 Priory prison and
6/5/52 former stables north
of No. 15


Stables and lofts, incorporating part of reredorter of priory, and priory prison
beneath. Stables now public conveniences. Medieval and C19. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Prison has ground-floor
round-headed entrance, with draw-bar slot, at left of stable block, which has
2 boarded and one Dutch doors, and two 2-light windows, in left part; 7
inserted square-headed windows at right. First floor has 3 loft openings with
wood lintels over boarded door at left and louvres, some renewed, at right.
Hipped roof.

Interior: prison in basement has stone newel stair to ground floor; 3 bays
visible at west end; possibly 5 further bays at east, now blocked. Altered
arcades have round columns with scalloped capitals surrporting chamfered
segmental arches now blocked to form north and south walls of chamber. North
wall of stable block said to show sills of reredorter south windows. Graded
for medieval parts.

Source: W. Page, V.C.H, 1928, reprint 1968, p. 131.

Listing NGR: NZ2726942103

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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