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Description: Durham Railway Station Front Range
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110520
OS Grid Reference: NZ2699642763
OS Grid Coordinates: 426996, 542763
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7791, -1.5818
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE STATION APPROACH
NZ 24 SE and NZ 2742 NW (North end)
4 and 9/462 Durham Railway Station
Railway station. 1857, probably by G.T. Andrews for North Eastern Railway Company.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone
gable copings. Main block H-plan; extension to left, including former water
tower; short extension to right. Tudor Gothic style.
Main block: 2 storeys, 5 bays; 3-bay central portico has double-chamfered Tudor
arches on plinth, with steps up to the central arch; diagonal buttresses and
battlemented parapet. Renewed doors at centre and right have overlights, the
right stone-mullioned over shouldered door; cross window in left bay. Stone
mullions and transoms to windows of 1 and 2 lights above. Gabled end bays contain
wide loading door at left and cross window at right on ground floor; stone cross
windows above; label moulds to windows in gabled bays. Steeply-pitched roof of
fishscale pattern; sloped copings resting on moulded kneelers; truncated polygonal
chimneys. Left extension has one-storey 3-bay link (with casements and steeply-
pitched roof) to battlemented tower on blocked arcade. Small outbuilding to
left of main block has shouldered surround to door in right return; sloped coping
to wall. One-storey one-bay right extension in similar style.
Listing NGR: NZ2699642763
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Source: English Heritage
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