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Description: Durham Prison Chapel
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110367
OS Grid Reference: NZ2784042159
OS Grid Coordinates: 427840, 542159
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7736, -1.5687
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET
NZ 2742 SE (South side, off)
15/314 Durham Prison Chapel
Prison chapel. Probably circa 1840, by Bonomi and Cory. Coursed squared
sandstone with rendered plinth and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof has stone
gable coping. One storey, 5 bays. Flat stone lintels to boarded doors in first
and last bays. Round-arched windows have renewed glazing under stepped voussoirs.
Right return has Venetian east window with coloured cross and roundel with head
of Christ in painted glass; raised stone surround. All windows have prominent
projecting stone sills. Gutter corbels. Roof has 2 conical ridge vents; gable
coping has roll finials.
Interior: 11 bays between laminated wood arches of 4 leaves, bolted and tied
with metal rods and straps to eaves, and resting on moulded stone corbels at
mid-wall height. Similar corbels support west gallery roof which also rests on
2 cast iron narrow columns with decorative capitals. Panelled west vestibule
has pierced cross decoration.
2-storey left extension with hipped roof in same materials.
One-storey left extension not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2784042159
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Source: English Heritage
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