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Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.772 / 54°46'19"N

Longitude: -1.5761 / 1°34'34"W

OS Eastings: 427366

OS Northings: 541980

OS Grid: NZ273419

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.K5

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.RBN1

Plus Code: 9C6WQCCF+RH

Entry Name: Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110129

ID on this website: 101120689

Location: Durham, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

Parish: City of Durham

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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NZ 2741 NW (West side)

16/81 No. 5 (Department of
6/5/52 Palaeography and
Diplomatic) (formerly
listed as the Song


House, now university department. Possibly medieval fabric; early C19
refenestration and internal alterations. Sandstone, eroded and partly obscured
by mortar, with some quoins and brick insertions; ashlar dressings in brick
parts; Lakeland slate roof with brick chimneys. L-plan. Basement, and 3 storeys;
3 bays in left projecting part and 4 bays at right. Steps up to Tuscan doorcase,
with 6-panel door, in first of set-back bays. Sash windows with fine glazing
bars have flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Snecked sandstone
parapet has flat stone coping. Hipped roofs.

Interior: 6-panel doors with fine beads on panels, window shutters, moulded
cornices in some rooms. Open-string stair has shaped tread ends, wreathed
handrail, curtail, square balusters. Barrel-vaulted rear basement.

Listing NGR: NZ2737241982

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