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St John's College

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE SOUTH BAILEY
NZ 2741 NW (East side)

16/420 No. 3
6/5/52 (St. John's College)

GV II*

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

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