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Durham School South Building, Frontage Building and Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Neville's Cross, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7719 / 54°46'18"N

Longitude: -1.5827 / 1°34'57"W

OS Eastings: 426943

OS Northings: 541965

OS Grid: NZ269419

Mapcode National: GBR KFD8.46

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.NBJ4

Entry Name: Durham School South Building, Frontage Building and Gateway

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110434

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Neville's Cross

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

QUARRYHEADS LANE
NZ 24 SE (West side)

4/379 Durham School South
Building, Frontage
building and Gateway

GV II

School buildings. South building 1843-4 by Salvin and Pickering incorporating
an earlier house. Frontage building of slightly later date. Gateway 1927 as
memorial to Graham Campbell Kerr. Roughly-coursed squared sandstone with ashlar
dressings in older parts; hammer-dressed squared stone in later parts, with
similar dressings. Welsh slate roofs with stone copings and stacks, leaded
belfry spire. Modified Gothic style.

South building at left 2 storeys, 5 gabled bays, the 2 at right projecting.
Small Tudor-arched door at right of 3rd bay. Two-light mullioned-and-transomed
windows, those on ground floor under continuous drip string raised to form
hoodmoulds above 2 right windows; 4-centred relieving arches above. First-floor
left windowsin half-dormer gables except for 1 small window at left of 3rd bay,
and round small lights in right gable peaks. Coped plinth, alternating quoins.
Large square gable footstones. Left return shows ground-floor windows in raised
ashlar panels.

Frontage building 2 storeys, 5 irregular gabled bays. Large buttress at left.
In left bay a large projecting 2-centred-arched entrance, double-chamfered and
with carved spandrels. Band of heraldic panels above. Mullioned-and-transomed
windows, the upper ones with geometric traceried heads. To right of entrance
a small extruded octagonal belfry tower with cusped louvred bell-openings in
drum, and swept spire. Small openings or tracery panels in gables. Third bay
projects and has taller gable with cresset finial; roll finials elsewhere.

Gateway triple screen with large double-chamfered, 2-centred central carriage
archway and flanking pedestrian entrances with flattened Tudor-arched heads
under hoodmoulds. Screen wall with rolled coping stepped up to low central gable.


Listing NGR: NZ2694341965

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