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Description: Doric House
Date Listed: 6 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 110727
OS Grid Reference: NZ2896414476
OS Grid Coordinates: 428964, 514476
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5248, -1.5540
1. (South Side)
Nos 37 and 37A
NZ 2814 SE 8/397
1860. Iron framed commercial building of 3 storeys and attic. Four windows, in
the shape of one wide 3-window section and a narrow bay. Four round headed dormers
in a high slated mansard roof with end and ridge stacks. Dark red brick facing.
Most of front covered by a 2-storey oriel projection on cast iron brackets whose
rows of 6 lights are framed in cast iron columns, with panels of cast iron ornament
between them and between floors. First floor windows are round headed, with a
guilloche patterned frieze above. At right a smaller oriel, triangular on 2nd
floor plan, canted below, over a canted cast iron openwork hood above the door.
Similar openwork, resting on slim columns, frames the shop windows. Cast iron
cresting to roof. Plaque at lst floor describes the building as a unique example
in Darlington of cast iron structure.
Listing NGR: NZ2896414476
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Source: English Heritage
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