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Latitude: 54.7781 / 54°46'41"N
Longitude: -1.5559 / 1°33'21"W
OS Eastings: 428661
OS Northings: 542667
OS Grid: NZ286426
Mapcode National: GBR KFK5.YZ
Mapcode Global: WHC4R.25CC
Entry Name: Vane Tempest Hall
Listing Date: 10 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310775
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110216
Location: County Durham, DH1
County: County Durham
Electoral Ward/Division: Belmont
Built-Up Area: Durham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Durham St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Durham
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE GILESGATE
NZ2842NE (South side off)
12/164 Vane Tempest Hall.
Militia headquarters building now community centre. Dated 1863 on corner
turret panel inscribed '2nd Durham Militia Stores'.
Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof
with ashlar chimneys and tall square yellow pots. L-plan; castle style.
2 storeys; 5 bays each wing and corner entrance tower, the end bays gabled
and with relieving arches and coats of arms. Canted corner contains boarded
double door in buttressed projection; carved panels and oak-leaf stopped
drip-mould over door. Octagonal tower above has blind arrow slits and
battlemented parapet. Mullioned and transomed windows in wings have chamfered
surrounds. Blind arrow slits between first floor windows under 3 gabled
dormers on each wing. Roof has fleur-de-lis finials, copings on kneelers,
fishscale pattern tiles. Door inserted in left wing. Interior shows
hammer-beam roof in drill hall in right wing; plain iron handrail to central
stair. Included as the only Militia building surviving in County Durham.
Listing NGR: NZ2866142667
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