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Former Writing and Plainsong School, Durham

Description: Former Writing and Plainsong School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110417

OS Grid Reference: NZ2741242223
OS Grid Coordinates: 427412, 542223
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7742, -1.5754

Location: 1 Duncow Lane, Durham DH1 3RS

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (East side)

14/362 Former writing and
6/5/52 plainsong school


Writing and plainsong school, part of almshouse block, now office. 1668
by Longstaffe for Bishop Cosin. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings; stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. One storey and
attic; one gabled bay and narrow left entrance bay. Partly-glazed studded
panelled door in flat Tudor-arched surround under high dripmould; 2 ground-
floor cross windows and 3-light attic window have renewed double-chamfered
surrounds and stone mullions. Gable coping rests on moulded kneeler at
left, and is keyed into 1928 building at right. Coat of arms and eroded
scroll beneath attic window.

Listing NGR: NZ2741242223

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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