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Pemberton Buildings, Durham

Description: Pemberton Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110418

OS Grid Reference: NZ2741642210
OS Grid Coordinates: 427416, 542210
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7741, -1.5753

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)

14/363 Pemberton Buildings


University union and lecture rooms. Dated 1929 on rainwater heads; by W.D.
Caroe. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Double-span.
Tudor and C17 styles. 3-storey, one-bay tower at left; 2 storeys, 6 bays at
right. Entrance tower has 4-leaf door in Tudor arch; square surround has
carved spandrels, raised central panel with University arms flanked by carved
bands. 4 lights in panel above with cornice and carved cresting; obelisk
finials on flanking pilasters. Shallow 3-light canted window in set-back
top storey under battlemented parapet.

6-bay section has ashlar ground floor; bays 2 and 5 project under gabled
dormers and have 2-light mullioned and transomed ground-floor and tall first-
floor windows with 2 transoms. Similar style windows fill other bays, those
on first floor without transoms and set back between Tuscan half- and quarter-
columns, supporting cyma-moulded cornice. All windows leaded casements.
Right return has 2 shaped gables and dated rainwater heads.

Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2741742210

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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