This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 54.7719 / 54°46'18"N
Longitude: -1.5756 / 1°34'32"W
OS Eastings: 427401
OS Northings: 541964
OS Grid: NZ274419
Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.P6
Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.RBX5
Entry Name: St John's College
Listing Date: 6 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1161313
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110477
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 SOUTH BAILEY
NZ 2741 NW (East side)
16/420 No. 3
6/5/52 (St. John's College)
House, now college. Early C18. Sandstone ashlar; roof not visible; brick
chimneys. Basement and 3 storeys, 7 bays, the central 3 projecting. 6 steps
and terrace to central renewed double door under large hood on carved brackets.
Channelled rustication throughout; keyed voussoirs over sash windows with
glazing bars. Cyma-moulded coping on basement plinth; prominent second-floor
cornice; parapet with roll moulding below flat top. Hipped roof. Spear-headed
area railings and plain handrails.
Interior: panelled hall with high-quality open-string stair which has ramped
grip handrail on slender Doric balusters with bud plinths, and fluted Corinthian
newels; delicately-carved tread ends; one curved flight and wide upper gallery.
6-panelled doors in architraves with deep reveals. Ceiling has dentilled
cornice and central leaf rosette with encircling oak leaves. Originally the
town house of the Eden family.
Listing NGR: NZ2741841990
Other nearby listed buildings