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The Royal County Hotel, Durham

Description: The Royal County Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110393

OS Grid Reference: NZ2766542440
OS Grid Coordinates: 427665, 542440
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7761, -1.5714

Location: Waterside Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SE (North side)

15/340 The Royal County Hotel

Hotel, late C17 with alterations. Incised stucco with stone plinth and
dressings; Welsh slate roofs, brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 7 bays, 2:3:2,
defined by giant fluted Ionic pilasters with top entablature and blocking
course; centre section slightly higher. Central 6-panel door with patterned
overlight and flanking pilasters. 4 tripartite windows in architraves on
ground floor and inserted paired windows in second bay. Similar insertion
above. Other windows early C19 sashes with glazing bars in architraves,
longer on first floor where 3 centre windows are casements opening on
balconies, balustraded stone in centre, ornamental cast iron at sides, all
on long brackets. Very high pitched central roof; chimney over left section.
ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL in large relief letters at second floor level.

Large C20 rear extensions not of interest.

Interior: late C17 open well closed-string stair with pierced carved
balustrade reported to be re-sited from Lochleven Castle.

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

Listing NGR: NZ2766542440

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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