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The Keep (University College), Durham

Description: The Keep (University College)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110412

OS Grid Reference: NZ2739542357
OS Grid Coordinates: 427395, 542357
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7754, -1.5756

Location: Owengate, Durham DH1 3RS

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (North side)

14/357 The Keep
6/5/52 (University College)


Keep; now college study bedrooms. 1345-81 for Bishop Hatfield, rebuilt 1839-40
by Salvin, for the University. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings.
Irregular octagonal plan; high motte has 2 encircling retaining walls. High
plinth with sloped coping; angle buttresses, corbelled out to parapet walkway.
Irregular fenestration resembling the pattern of the original has windows of
one, 2 and 3 lights with stone mullions, some square-headed and some cusped
lights; some 2-centred arched with tracery. Retaining walls of squared rubble
support motte on north, east and south sides.

Sources: V.C.H. 1928, reprint 1968; III, 64-91.

Listing NGR: NZ2739342356

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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