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Description: The Langley Archway
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 165307
OS Grid Reference: SE7483128177
OS Grid Coordinates: 474831, 428177
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7446, -0.8668
HOWDEN BISHOP'S MANOR PARK
12/79 The Langley Archway
Archway. Early C15. Built for Bishop Langley, Bishop of Durham 1406-37.
Brick in English bond with ashlar dressings. 2 storeys, 2 first-floor
windows. Large flat 4-centred arch of 2 hollow-moulded orders set on jambs
with broad chamfer to north, set in square-headed frame with stepped string
course over. Central angel above bears arms of Canon Langley and is flanked
by 2 trefoil-cusped single-light windows. Fragmentary coved course above.
To south: brick returns flank archway. At first-floor level the wall can be
seen to be approximately 2 feet thick and there is a deep splay to the
windows. Between them a brick built arched cupboard has been let into the
wall. Gateway to Bishop's Manor complex. Neave D, Howden Explored, 1979.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 1972.
Listing NGR: SE7482828176
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Source: English Heritage
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