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Description: Abbey House (Department of Theology)
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110419
OS Grid Reference: NZ2742142190
OS Grid Coordinates: 427421, 542190
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7739, -1.5752
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN
NZ 2742 SW (East side)
14/364 Abbey House
6/5/52 (Department of Theology)
House, now university department. Includes former Abbey Cottage, Dun Cow
Lane. Late C17 early/18 century, incorporating earlier fragments. Sandstone
ashlar front, rendered right return to Dun Cow Lane and brick rear and left
gables; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney and stone right gable coping.
Basement, 3 storeys and attics; 5 bays. Central 6-panel door in stone architrave;
3-pane overlight under cornice resting on paired carved brackets. Flat stone
lintels and flat stone sills to renewed sashes with glazing bars in wide boxes.
Parapet has cyma-moulded coping. Left return has shaped gable with brick coping
and end chimney; right return has earlier stone wall revealed with round-headed
blocked door; irregular-block right jamb. Shaped rear gable has pilastered
Interior: panelled entrance hall dado with ramped rail; similar dado on stair,
with 2 column balusters per tread and fluted rectangular newels, the topmost
with leaf-carved panel, supporting ramped grip handrail. Block tread ends.
Main ground-floor room panelled. Rear brick addition not of interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2742542191
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Source: English Heritage
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