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Description: Bishop Cosin's Hall
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110414
OS Grid Reference: NZ2742742266
OS Grid Coordinates: 427427, 542266
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7746, -1.5751
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN
NZ 2742 SW (East side)
14/359 Bishop Cosin's Hall
House, originally Archdeacons's Inn, later university hall of residence.
Circa 1700. Brick of varied English garden wall bond, with rendered brick
and painted ashlar dressings; stone flagged roof; banded brick chimneys.
3 storeys, 7 bays. Double half-glazed door in third bay in large elaborate
case: panelled curved reveal to door under rococo shell in round arch; this
flanked by fluted Ionic pilasters supporting entablatures with leaf-carved
pulvinated frieze; from these spring a high segmental modillioned arch,
its tympanum filled with leaf carving. Sash windows with fine glazing bars
have shaped brick aprons and projecting stone sills, and stone-keyed flat
brick arches. Parapet has flat stone coping. Darker brick at floor levels.
4 transverse ridge chimneys. Round cast-iron tie-ends. Sun and Phoenix
Interior converted to flats; central stair has winders and long landings;
balustrade renewed. Some 2-panelled doors with architraves.
Listing NGR: NZ2742742266
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Source: English Heritage
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