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18, Elvet Bridge, Durham

Description: 18, Elvet Bridge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 110188

OS Grid Reference: NZ2749642457
OS Grid Coordinates: 427496, 542457
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7763, -1.5741

Location: Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AD

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

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Listing Text

NW2742SW and NZ2742SE (North side)

14/136 and 16/136 No. 18

House now shop, incorporating House of Correction in cellar, which extends
into land arch of Elvet Bridge. Bridge medieval, prison 1632, house and
shop later C19. Coursed squared sandstone House of Correction; shop has
ashlar ground floor with yellow Flemish bond brick and ashlar dressings
above; Welsh slate roof. Elevation to street: 3 storeys, 4 bays, the
left narrower. Arcaded ground floor has 3-panelled doors in end bays
and recessed half-glazed central shop door; round or elliptical arches
over windows and entrances have upper lights with glazing bars; bays are
defined by Tuscan pilasters, paired at right end, under entablature with
dentilled cornice. Sashes with glazing bars on upper floors have flat brick
arches and projecting stone sills; top left window is blind. Stone eaves
band and gutter cornice. Included for bridge and cells below.
Interior of House of Correction has elliptical brick arch over wrought iron
grille and heavy wood door.

Elvet Bridge Land arch has cells built into it, 2-centred arch with 5
flat ribs, extending under road surface.

Listing NGR: NZ2749642457

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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