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Chorister School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7723 / 54°46'20"N

Longitude: -1.5778 / 1°34'40"W

OS Eastings: 427259

OS Northings: 542008

OS Grid: NZ272420

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.62

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.Q9WV

Plus Code: 9C6WQCCC+WV

Entry Name: Chorister School

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110137

Also known as: house adjoining The Diocesan Board of Finance Office

ID on this website: 101120693

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 2742 SW and NZ 2741 NW (West side)
14 and 16/89 No. 10 (Chorister School)
6/5/52 (formerly listed as house
adjoining The Diocesan
Board of Finance Office)


House. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; brick section at right; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney.
3 storeys, 4 irregular bays. 6-panelled door in Gibbs surround in third bay
flanked by sash windows in plain stone surrounds. Similar surrounds to sashes
at left. Tripartite sash above door has 3 relieving arches. 4 small sashes on
second floor have flat stone lintels and projecting painted stone sills. Stone
brackets support wooden gutter. Hipped roof has left end brick chimney, partly
rendered. Painted coat of arms over door. Gas lamp on wrought-iron bracket at
left of door.

Interior: very wide panelled hall contains cut-string open-well stair with ramped,
moulded handrail on turned balusters which have plinths sloped following angle
of stair, ramped panelled dado, wide wreath and curtail and some panelled square
newels re-used; Hall ceiling has much C18 stucco decoration, with dentilled
cornice and reeded circular panels.

Listing NGR: NZ2731142149

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