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Vane Tempest Hall, Durham

Description: Vane Tempest Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110216

OS Grid Reference: NZ2866142667
OS Grid Coordinates: 428661, 542667
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7781, -1.5559

Location: 1 Maynard's Row, Durham DH1 1QF

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 1QF

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Listing Text

NZ2842NE (South side off)

12/164 Vane Tempest Hall.


Militia headquarters building now community centre. Dated 1863 on corner
turret panel inscribed '2nd Durham Militia Stores'.

Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof
with ashlar chimneys and tall square yellow pots. L-plan; castle style.

2 storeys; 5 bays each wing and corner entrance tower, the end bays gabled
and with relieving arches and coats of arms. Canted corner contains boarded
double door in buttressed projection; carved panels and oak-leaf stopped
drip-mould over door. Octagonal tower above has blind arrow slits and
battlemented parapet. Mullioned and transomed windows in wings have chamfered
surrounds. Blind arrow slits between first floor windows under 3 gabled
dormers on each wing. Roof has fleur-de-lis finials, copings on kneelers,
fishscale pattern tiles. Door inserted in left wing. Interior shows
hammer-beam roof in drill hall in right wing; plain iron handrail to central
stair. Included as the only Militia building surviving in County Durham.

Listing NGR: NZ2866142667

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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