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Durham School Luce Music Centre and Porter's Lodge Adjoining

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7719 / 54°46'18"N

Longitude: -1.5834 / 1°35'0"W

OS Eastings: 426901

OS Northings: 541969

OS Grid: NZ269419

Mapcode National: GBR KFD8.05

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.NB73

Entry Name: Durham School Luce Music Centre and Porter's Lodge Adjoining

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110433

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

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE QUARRYHEADS LANE
NZ 24 SE (West side)

4/378 Durham School Luce
Music Centre and
porter's lodge
adjoining

GV II

Lodge; gymnasium, music room, workshop and laboratory all now music building.
1889-1904 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Hammer-dressed sandstone with ashlar
dressings; Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings. Free Jacobean style.
2 storeys, 5 bays and one storey and attics, 6 bays: 11 bays in all. 5 left
bays: canted 2-storey porch in fifth bay has Tudor-arched door with Gothic
tracery, dated 1904, and carved spandrels; raised panel over has coat of arms
in stepped moulded surround; small windows either side. Stone-mullioned-and-
transomed windows above under parapet with Tudor flower string and roll-moulded
coping. Ground floor windows of one, 2 and 3 lights; high windows above,
similar to porch upper windows, break eaves under gabled dormers which have
moulded, flat-ended copings. Heraldic glass in porch window. 5 bays to right:
central 3-bay pent extension with central door under attic gable. Flat Tudor-
arched surround to door, with carved panel above dated 1899, flanked by ogee-
coped pilasters under continuous cornice; cross windows either side. 2-light
windows above; clock and inscription FLOREAT DUNELMIA above door. 4-light
gabled dormers flanking clock gable. Left end bay has ground-floor plain door
and window. One-bay right wing has 3-light mullioned-and-transomed window
under gable. Steeply-pitched roof has massive corniced left end chimney;
battlemented centre rear chimney; plain right chimney. Ball finials on gables.


Listing NGR: NZ2690141969

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