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Description: Leazes House
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110269
OS Grid Reference: NZ2775542621
OS Grid Coordinates: 427755, 542621
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7777, -1.5700
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE LEAZES PLACE
NZ 2742 NE (South end)
10/217 Leazes House (formerly
6/5/52 listed in Claypath)
Villa, later school. Circa 1848 for John Henderson, carpet manufacturer.
Sandstone ashlar; roof of large graduated slates. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central
Tuscan porch with square columns contains recessed half-glazed double door
with side and overlights; inner door has fanlight with glazing bars. Giant
Tuscan pilasters define bays, the central bay recessed, containing sashes with
glazing bars, flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Eaves band with
paired brackets supporting wide eaves of hipped roof; tall stone chimneys.
South garden front on right return has 2 canted bays of 2 storeys. Interior
shows oval light over stair well; renewed stair balustrade. Elliptical
landing arches and similarly-shaped landing windows, obscured by inserted
partition wall. Window shutters, some obscured by work benches. Servants'
stair has plain balustrade and handrail. Empty at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NZ2775542621
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Source: English Heritage
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