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Department of Archaeology, Durham

Description: Department of Archaeology

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 110451

OS Grid Reference: NZ2747642386
OS Grid Coordinates: 427476, 542386
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7756, -1.5744

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (East side)

14/396 Nos. 45 and 46
(Department of
Archaeology) (formerly
30.4.71 listed as University
lecture rooms,Nos. 46
and 47)


House. Incorporates part of North Gate of castle; now university department.
medieval gate; C17 house with early C19 alterations. Gate: coursed squared
sandstone. Incised stucco with painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof.
3 storeys, 2 wide bays and 2-storey narrow third bay. Renewed double door in
deep reveal at left of second bay; early C19 9-panel double door in right end
bay, with patterned overlight, in deep panelled reveal of narrow doorcase with
corner paterae. Sash windows with glazing bars, 3 on ground floor renewed;
projecting stone sill to window in right bay; second floor sill band; wide
first-floor band, possibly altered shop fascia. Steeply-pitched roof.

Interior: fragments of barbican of North Gate can be seen in several basement
cupboards and rooms: 3 and 4 chamfered courses of plinth, and several courses
of masonry. C17 closed-string open-well stair through 4 floors has wide moulded
handrail on graduated barley-sugar twist balusters and square panelled newels;
handrail moulding continuous with newel caps. Secondary stair of early C19
type in right end bay. Graded for North Gate and for staircase.

Source: F.F. Johnson, Historic Staircases in Durham City. Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2747642386

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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