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Counts House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7701 / 54°46'12"N

Longitude: -1.5772 / 1°34'38"W

OS Eastings: 427296

OS Northings: 541772

OS Grid: NZ272417

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.BT

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.RC4H

Entry Name: Counts House

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110079

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

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE THE BANKS
NZ 2741 NW (Left bank of River Wear)

16/31 Count's House
6/5/52
GV II

Summer house. Circa 1810. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar portico;
stone-flagged roof. Greek Doric style. One storey, one bay. Tetrastyle
portico has dentilled pediment; flat stone lintels over empty central door
and flanking windows. Interior has stone-flagged floor; roof of king and
queen post trusses. Historical note; named because mistaken for a house
now demolished, which was lived in by 'Count' Boruwlaski, a Polish dwarf, at
the end of the C18, in the grounds of No. 12 South Bailey.


Listing NGR: NZ2729641772

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