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Vane Tempest Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Belmont, County Durham

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE GILESGATE
NZ2842NE (South side off)

12/164 Vane Tempest Hall.

GV II

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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