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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
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
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET
NZ 2742 SE (South side)
15/312 Durham prison
D and A wings
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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