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Former Writing and Plainsong School

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

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Latitude: 54.7742 / 54°46'27"N

Longitude: -1.5754 / 1°34'31"W

OS Eastings: 427412

OS Northings: 542223

OS Grid: NZ274422

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.QC

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S80C

Entry Name: Former Writing and Plainsong School

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110417

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

NZ 2742 SW (East side)

14/362 Former writing and
6/5/52 plainsong school


Writing and plainsong school, part of almshouse block, now office. 1668
by Longstaffe for Bishop Cosin. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings; stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. One storey and
attic; one gabled bay and narrow left entrance bay. Partly-glazed studded
panelled door in flat Tudor-arched surround under high dripmould; 2 ground-
floor cross windows and 3-light attic window have renewed double-chamfered
surrounds and stone mullions. Gable coping rests on moulded kneeler at
left, and is keyed into 1928 building at right. Coat of arms and eroded
scroll beneath attic window.

Listing NGR: NZ2741242223

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