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Chapter Clerk's Office and Chapter Room, Durham

Description: Chapter Clerk's Office and Chapter Room

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110154

OS Grid Reference: NZ2741342031
OS Grid Coordinates: 427413, 542031
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7725, -1.5754

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (East end, off)

14/105 Chapter Clerk's office
6/5/52 and Chapter Room


Stable and loft, later prebendal house; now offices. Late C17 rebuilding of
loft known as 'Loft of the children of the almonry'; C18 and C20 alterations.
Sandstone rubble with rendered plinth and painted ashlar dressings; brick parapet;
set-back left bay partly rendered, partly ashlar. Roof not visible. Adjacent
to College Gate, and with first-and second-floor rooms above north lodge of gate.
Entrance in College. Main elevation to North Bailey has one narrow 3-storey bay
over lodge; south part 3 storeys, 5 bays, and north part (Chapter Room) 2 storeys,
3 bays. 3 renewed ground-floor windows are single-chamfered with 2 lights;
raised stone surrounds to sashes with glazing bars on first and second floors,
those on second floor with broad bars. Parapet with flat stone coping; north
part has sill and parapet band.

Interior: blocked segmental stone arches in ground floor running across the
building at east side. First floor has panelled room at south-west with corniced
chimney piece; Chapter Room has panelling above plain dado with deep rail,
panelled shutters, corniced chimney-piece with oak-leaf and acorn carving; stucco
ceiling cornice and central leafy roundel. Other rooms on east side have similar
windows and plainer chimneypieces; second-floor rooms partly panelled. Doors
of 2 or 6 panels, with panelled reveals in architraves.

Listing NGR: NZ2741342031

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Source: English Heritage

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