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Union Society, Durham

Description: Union Society

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110314

OS Grid Reference: NZ2743942045
OS Grid Coordinates: 427439, 542045
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7726, -1.5750

Location: N Bailey, Durham DH1 3EW

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (East side)

No. 24 (formerly
14/265 listed as No. 24
6/5/52 and No. 24 bis)
(Union Society)


2 houses now one. Circa 1700 and mid C18 with C20 alterations. Painted incised
stucco on brick with painted ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with
stone gable copings. 2 storeys and attics; 5 bays. 6-panel door in first bay
in architrave under pulvinated frieze and cornice with central panel; large
Venetian window above. 6-panel door and 3-pane overlight with louvred ventilator
inserted in third bay. Projecting stone sills to sashes with glazing bars in
plain reveals; wide boxes on upper floor and attics; external shutters to 2
right ground floor windows. Narrow inserted windows flank ground-floor sash in
second bay. Dog-tooth cornice to 4 right bays. Gabled left dormers. Boot-
scraper recess beside left door. Left part reported to contain an exceptionally
fine staircase with moulded wreathed handrail on turned balusters, carved tread
ends, and curtail; Roman Doric distyle screen supporting gallery; Ionic ceiling
cornice, and centre rose. Plainer stair in right house has high grip handrail
on fat balusters with half-balusters at newels.

Source: F.F. Johnson, Historic Staircases in Durham City. Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2744142042

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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