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Durham Prison D and a Wings

A Grade II Listed Building in Elvet and Gilesgate, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.773 / 54°46'22"N

Longitude: -1.5677 / 1°34'3"W

OS Eastings: 427910

OS Northings: 542094

OS Grid: NZ279420

Mapcode National: GBR KFH7.DS

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.W9N9

Entry Name: Durham Prison D and a Wings

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110365

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET
NZ 2742 SE (South side)

15/312 Durham prison
D and A wings

GV II

Prison accommodation blocks. Before 1852, probably by Bonomi and Cory, and
later. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings: Welsh slate roof
with stone gable copings; glazed peak on D wing, and stock brick ventilation
stacks. Long D wing; A wing attached on north has surved section linking
straight block at 45°. South elevation of D wing has 3 storeys, 43 bays.
Windows have flat lintels, block jambs and sloping sills with iron bars. Roof
has moulded gutter resting on moulded corbels. 3 large ventilation stacks.
Roll finials on overlapping gable copings. East elevation of A wing shows
straight section at right of 4 storeys and 14 bays and curved left section of
4 storeys and 11 bays, the lowest storey a basement, with paired windows in
canted bay linking to rear of D wing. Basement doors have round and elliptical
arches. Left section held condemned cells and execution room.

Interior: wings have open central wells with iron staircases leading to long
balconies from which the cells are entered; this plan allows efficient
supervision through good views of the whole block.


Listing NGR: NZ2791042094

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