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Department of Archaeology

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elvet and Gilesgate, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7756 / 54°46'32"N

Longitude: -1.5745 / 1°34'28"W

OS Eastings: 427470

OS Northings: 542384

OS Grid: NZ274423

Mapcode National: GBR KFF6.XV

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S7F8

Entry Name: Department of Archaeology

Listing Date: 30 April 1971

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110451

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE

NZ 2742 SW
14/396
30.4.71

SADDLER STREET
(East side)
Nos. 45 and 46
(Department of
Archaeology) (formerly
listed as University
lecture rooms,Nos. 46
and 47)

GV
II*

House. Incorporates part of North Gate of castle; now university department.
medieval gate; C17 house with early C19 alterations. Gate: coursed squared
sandstone. Incised stucco with painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof.
3 storeys, 2 wide bays and 2-storey narrow third bay. Renewed double door in
deep reveal at left of second bay; early C19 9-panel double door in right end
bay, with patterned overlight, in deep panelled reveal of narrow doorcase with
corner paterae. Sash windows with glazing bars, 3 on ground floor renewed;
projecting stone sill to window in right bay; second floor sill band; wide
first-floor band, possibly altered shop fascia. Steeply-pitched roof.

Interior: fragments of barbican of North Gate can be seen in several basement
cupboards and rooms: 3 and 4 chamfered courses of plinth, and several courses
of masonry. C17 closed-string open-well stair through 4 floors has wide moulded
handrail on graduated barley-sugar twist balusters and square panelled newels;
handrail moulding continuous with newel caps. Secondary stair of early C19
type in right end bay. Graded for North Gate and for staircase.

Source: F.F. Johnson, Historic Staircases in Durham City. Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2747042384

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