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6, the College

A Grade II* Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.772 / 54°46'19"N

Longitude: -1.5766 / 1°34'35"W

OS Eastings: 427333

OS Northings: 541983

OS Grid: NZ273419

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.G4

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.RBD1

Plus Code: 9C6WQCCF+R8

Entry Name: 6, the College

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110131

ID on this website: 101120690

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 (South side)

16/83 No. 6 (formerly listed
6/5/52 as house adjoining
the Song School)


Granary, later prebendal house. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Roughly-
squared coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible; brick chimney.
Basement and 2 storeys; 7 bays. 5 bays flanked by buttresses with offsets; 2
right bays contain wide segmental basement arch. Main block has doorway with
shouldered lintel, and blocked arch of thin stones, in basement. 2 flights of
wide steps up to third-bay 6-panel door in wide architrave with prominent cornice.
Sashes with glazing bars have flat stone lintels and flat stone sills. Roll-
moulded parapet. Moulded round rainwater heads and lugged drainpipe fixings.
Wrought-iron bracket to right of door holds round gas lamp with gablets over vents
and conical top. Wrought-iron handrails with some water-leaf decoration.

Interior: basement has chamfered corbel course supporting barrel vault. Inserted
walls may hide original columns. Ground floor has panelled room with Tuscan
pilasters; bar-stopped chamfers on moulded beams; flat-Tudor-arched chimney piece.
Dog-leg stair at right, with single lower flight, has open string, ramped moulded
wreathed handrail on slender turned balusters and column newel at curtail; plain
dado. Panelled room also on first floor.

Listing NGR: NZ2734341980

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