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50, South Street, Durham

Description: 50, South Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110512

OS Grid Reference: NZ2709642241
OS Grid Coordinates: 427096, 542241
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7744, -1.5803

Location: South Street, Durham DH1 4QP

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 4QP

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SE (West side)

14/454 No. 50


House. Dated 1859. English garden wall bond brick with snecked sandstone
plinth and ashlar quoins and dressings; graduated Lakeland slate roof with
yellow terracotta crestings. Tudor style. 2 storeys and attics; 2 bays.
Ledged boarded partly-glazed door at left in chamfered Tudor-arched surround;
4-centred arch to right of that contains 9-panelled door, with Gothic tracery
and 2 cusped lights above, in moulded surround with tongue-stopped chamfer
and hexagonal stops to label mould. Carved spandrels to doors and to paired
sashes at right in irregular alternate-block jambs, sloping sills and carved
Tudor heads. Oriel above, dated 1859 on stone bracket, has pierced quatrefoil
balustrade. Sill string curves down to square stops flanking window heads.
Narrow paired sashes above door have chamfered alternate-block surrounds and
prominent bracketed sills. Continuous eaves string with animal-head stops.
Brick parapet has sloped stone coping terminating in gablets with fleur-de-lis
finials. Steeply-pitched roofs of gabled dormers have patterned bargeboards,
that at right flanked by shafts supporting vine-carved cornice. Roof has
fleur-de-lis crestings; single left front ridge chimney with castellated
yellow octagonal pot; quoins to right chimney; both with sloped copings.

Listing NGR: NZ2709642241

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Source: English Heritage

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