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Castle Gatehouse, Entrance Gateway, Side Walls, Linking Walls and Front Wall, Durham

Description: Castle Gatehouse, Entrance Gateway, Side Walls, Linking Walls and Front Wall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110409

OS Grid Reference: NZ2735042336
OS Grid Coordinates: 427350, 542336
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7752, -1.5763

Location: 9 Owengate, Durham DH1 3RS

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (North side)

14/353 Castle gatehouse,
6/5/52 entrance gateway,
side walls, linking
walls and front wall


Gatehouse, gateway, linking, side and front walls. Medieval gatehouse altered
C16 for Bishop Tunstall and c.1790 in style of Wyatt for Bishop Barrington.
Gateway probably c.1790; walls probably C18 and early C19. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings; ashlar gateway and flanking walls.

Gatehouse: 3 storeys, 3 bays. Moulded round arch of 4 orders, on shafts with
scalloped or chevron-moulded capitals, is flanked by battlemented projections
containing 2-centred-arched windows with intersecting glazing bars under
dripmoulds; similar window above arch and rose window above that, under
battlemented parapet. Battlemented corner turrets have blind cross slits
above blind quatrefoils. Rib-vaulted arch has lion-carved boss.

Entrance gateway: 2 octagonal piers with frieze and battlemented coping;
wrought iron scrolls on top support square gas lamps. Short sections of wall
either side have blind cross slits.

Front wall to Palace Green: high wall with roll-moulded coping extends along
the front to the Green; slightly lower section with sloped coping continues
in front of University College Master's House to Owengate.

Link walls between gateway and gatehouse, gatehouse and castle north and west
ranges and gatehouse and keep: battlemented walls, with Tudor-arched doors,
blind cross slits, and wide buttresses. Fountain set in courtyard side of
wall linking gatehouse with north range: moulded semicircular projection on
pedestal under renewed Tudor arch.

Listing NGR: NZ2735042336

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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