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Great Gateway to Kepier Hospital (That Part Within the Civil Parish of Belmont)

A Grade I Listed Building in Belmont, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7835 / 54°47'0"N

Longitude: -1.5628 / 1°33'46"W

OS Eastings: 428212

OS Northings: 543267

OS Grid: NZ282432

Mapcode National: GBR KFJ4.F1

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.Y1Y6

Entry Name: Great Gateway to Kepier Hospital (That Part Within the Civil Parish of Belmont)

Listing Date: 14 January 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110004

Location: Belmont, County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Belmont

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE
(North end, off)
Durham City
6/15 Great Gateway to
9/67 Kepier Hospital
(that part within
the civil parish
of Belmont)


Hospital gatehouse. C14. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings;
pantiled roof, with stone gable copings and brick chimneys. T-plan. 2
storeys, 3 bays. Central 2-centred arch on shafts has drip string with blind
quatrefoil frieze above; 2-centred-arched window above with casements under
dripmould; top string to second storey under gable. Buttresses with plinths
and offsets flank arch. Left bay has renewed boarded door under stone lintel
with blocked small window immediately above; chamfered lintel to small first-
floor window. Right bay has small elliptical-headed opening on ground floor
and small square casement above. Cyma-moulded plinth of buttresses continues
along part of right bay. Gateway has 2 quadripartite vaults on corbels, and
central arch; bosses eroded and missing; small openings to side walls. Rear
elevation has polygonal stair turret to north of arch; stone stair to first-
floor Tudor-arched doorway; carved kneeler on north gable.
Interior shows segmental-headed fireplace in north room; double-chamfered
arch on responds in south room; some 2-centred-arched doorways in upper rooms;
part of spiral stair in turret. Stone work heavily eroded.
Partly in the parish of Durham and Framwellgate.
A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2821043266

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