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Bishop Cosin's Almhouses, Durham

Description: Bishop Cosin's Almhouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110400

OS Grid Reference: NZ2744142312
OS Grid Coordinates: 427441, 542312
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7750, -1.5749

Location: Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (South side)

14/468 No. 7 (Bishop
Cosin's Almshouses)


Almshouse. Founded 1666, on Palace Green; present building 1837 for the
University. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate
roof. Tudor style. 2-storey outer bays and one-storey, one-bay link.
Boarded door with elaborate wrought iron hinges in Tudor-arched surround
at right of central bay, 2-light window at left; gabled end bays have 3-light
ground-floor and 2-light first-floor windows; floor string; commemorative
panels in gable peak, that at right eroded. All windows double-chamfered
under label moulds and stone-mullioned-and-transomed. Roll-moulded gable
copings on deep block kneelers.

Included for landscape value.

Listing NGR: NZ2744142312

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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