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Cathedral Cloister South Range, Durham

Description: Cathedral Cloister South Range

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110422

OS Grid Reference: NZ2731942088
OS Grid Coordinates: 427319, 542088
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7730, -1.5768

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (South side, off)

14/367 Cathedral cloister
6/5/52 south range


South range of cathedral cloister, comprising frater and undercroft, with kitchen
beyond on north side of the College (q.v.); now library and offices. East end
of south range, originally first dorter, prior's lodging and chapel with
undercrofts, is now the Deanery on the north side of the College (q.v.). C11
undercroft; frater rebuilt for Dean Sudbury c.1684; restored 1858 by Salvin.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Basement
and one high storey; 14 bays. Passage entrance at east end to Deanery and College.
1684 entrance to frater has doorcase of Tuscan pilasters, on lozenge-panelled
plinths, flanking bolection-moulded keyed arch on impost blocks; entablature
has cornice breaking forward over tapered pilasters. To east of this, blocked
2-centred arch to original frater steps. Cloister has 11 two-centred arches,
with C18 intersecting tracery, on dwarf walls with rounded coping; gabled
buttresses; roll-moulded parapet. 2-light library windows of 1858, with 4-centred
heads. Battlemented parapet. C19 wall monument to Sharp family; early C18
cartouche with skull and other ornament to Richard Graham 'Natus Aug 30, Denatus
Dec 22, 1689' Latin inscription. South elevation has small undercroft windows
with monolith round heads.

Interior: undercroft entrance in west wall of barrel-vaulted passage at east
end of range; first east bay and 3 west bays have barrel vaults, as has passage;
5 intermediate bays have 3-aisled groined vaults resting on short square columns
with abaci. To west of undercroft are 4 small chambers, one known as a cellar
and the others as the covey, with a serving hatch with cusped head. Library
above has C17 bookcases and presses; Romanesque wall painting behind one case;
loft at west end has bolection-moulded panelling and stair balustrades of late
C17 type.

Listing NGR: NZ2732042091

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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