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Latitude: 54.6659 / 54°39'57"N
Longitude: -1.673 / 1°40'22"W
OS Eastings: 421186
OS Northings: 530141
OS Grid: NZ211301
Mapcode National: GBR JGRH.L5
Mapcode Global: WHC52.8ZKF
Entry Name: The Almshouses
Listing Date: 20 September 1972
Last Amended: 23 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196575
English Heritage Legacy ID: 385721
Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland
Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ2130 MARKET PLACE
634-1/8/80 Nos.49 AND 50
20/09/72 The Almshouses
(Formerly Listed as:
Formerly known as: Nos.16-19 KING STREET.
Shown on OS as 16-19 consecutive.
4 almshouses, now 2. Dated 1845. For Bishop Maltby, replacing
almshouses built 1662 for Bishop Cosin. Tudor style. Coursed
squared stone with ashlar quoins and dressings, and porches
with ashlar plinth; slate roof with ashlar gable copings and
2 storeys, one window to each original house. Gabled porches
with ashlar plinths, between each pair have boarded doors in
stone surrounds in left returns, windows inserted in doorways
on right returns, and front window under inscribed stone
plaque in gable peak. Left plaque, partly eroded, JOHN COSIN
BISHOP OF DURHAM AD 1662; right plaque ENLARGED BY EDWARD
MALTBY BISHOP OF DURHAM AD 1845. Chamfered surrounds with long
and short stones forming jambs to renewed 2-light casements
flanking porch. Roofs have flat gable copings on moulded
kneelers, with damaged finials to porches; conjoined ashlar
chimneys on stone plinths and with ashlar cornices at ends and
at centre of ridge.
INTERIOR, partly inspected, shows all features renewed late
Listing NGR: NZ2118430144
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