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Crown Court, Durham

Description: Crown Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110360

OS Grid Reference: NZ2784542203
OS Grid Coordinates: 427845, 542203
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7740, -1.5687

Location: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3HN

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SE (South side)
Crown Court (formerly
15/308 listed as Assize Courts
6/5/52 in Court Lane


Crown Courts. Circa 1811 by George Moneypenny and Ignatius Bonomi; interior
altered c.1870 bv W. Crozier. Sandstone ashlar; graduated Lakeland slate roof
on main block, Welsh slate on wings. Centre block and flanking wings. Italianate
style. 2-storey, 7-bay main block with pedimented projecting 3-bay centre, and
end bays breaking forward. 4 giant engaged Tuscan columns define the centre.
3 part-glazed, studded 6-panel double doors in architraves in banded rusticated
ground floor. Margined casements, cross in taller first floor, with upper lights
altered, those in outer bays in 2-storey recesses. First-floor centre windows
have wrought-iron guards. Top entablature and blocking course. Central chamfered
square clock tower with deep cornice and leaded dome. Tall, single-storey, 3-bay
wings with projecting banded centre bay forming voussoirs to tall carriage arches
with lattice barred tympana above continuous stone impost bands. Small casements
next to centre block, otherwise blank with parapet above eaves band. Very tall
arcaded and deeply-corniced chimneys above inner bays. 4 steps to central
entrance terrace with wrought- and cast-iron side rails and stone corner piers
with lampholders.

Rear elevation shows tall bowed courtroom exterior with classical detail.

Listing NGR: NZ2784542203

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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