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No.50 (Former Subscription News Room), Durham

Description: No.50 (Former Subscription News Room)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 110453

OS Grid Reference: NZ2745642362
OS Grid Coordinates: 427456, 542362
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7754, -1.5747

Location: Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3HB

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (West side)

14/398 No. 50 (former
subscription news rooms)

Includes No. 1 Owengate. Subscription news rooms, now shop and offices. 1820.
Sandstone ashlar; felt-covered roof with brick chimney. Basement, 2 storeys
and 4 bays; plus left curved corner to Owengate. Owengate corner and one bay
have no basement. Long front to Saddler Street has channelled rusticated
basement, the rustication continuing as high plinth on left return. Corner bay
has 2 round steps and 3 internal steps up to 6-panelled door and overlight in
Tuscan doorcase, SUBSCRIPTION NEWS ROOM painted above overlight. Segmental-
headed yard entrance to right has plain stone surround. Small early C19 shop
in third bay has half-glazed door at right and 2 narrow windows at left under
small cornice. Sashes with glazing bars in 2 left basement bays and on upper
floors. Ground floor sill band; first floor windows have recessed apron panels;
first floor band. Wide coved eaves gutter cornices. Roof rounded over corner;
ridge chimney. Left return has 3 rounded steps to part-glazed 6-panelled door
in Tuscan doorcase.

Cast iron area railings, with pine-cone and acanthus-leaf finials to gate-posts,
on Owengate front and in first bay of main front, curve to form handrails up
sides of corner steps. Renewed gate has spiked dog-bars.

Listing NGR: NZ2745642362

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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