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St John's College, Durham

Description: St John's College

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110477

OS Grid Reference: NZ2740141964
OS Grid Coordinates: 427401, 541964
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7719, -1.5756

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2741 NW (East side)

16/420 No. 3
6/5/52 (St. John's College)


House, now college. Early C18. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible; brick
chimneys. Basement and 3 storeys, 7 bays, the central 3 projecting. 6 steps
and terrace to central renewed double door under large hood on carved brackets.
Channelled rustication throughout; keyed voussoirs over sash windows with
glazing bars. Cyma-moulded coping on basement plinth; prominent second-floor
cornice; parapet with roll moulding below flat top. Hipped roof. Spear-headed
area railings and plain handrails.

Interior: panelled hall with high-quality open-string stair which has ramped
grip handrail on slender Doric balusters with bud plinths, and fluted Corinthian
newels; delicately-carved tread ends; one curved flight and wide upper gallery.
6-panelled doors in architraves with deep reveals. Ceiling has dentilled
cornice and central leaf rosette with encircling oak leaves. Originally the
town house of the Eden family.

Listing NGR: NZ2741841990

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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