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Water Board Cottages and Buildings Attached at Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham South, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7629 / 54°45'46"N

Longitude: -1.5572 / 1°33'25"W

OS Eastings: 428591

OS Northings: 540978

OS Grid: NZ285409

Mapcode National: GBR KFKC.ND

Mapcode Global: WHC4R.1KR0

Entry Name: Water Board Cottages and Buildings Attached at Rear

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110463

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Durham South

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE (West side, off)

4/408 Water board cottages
and buildings attached
at rear


Water company houses. Mid C19 for Durham Water Company, founded 1847 and
functioning by 1849. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; Welsh
slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys, 2 houses of 3 bays each and right extension
of one storey, one bay; rear wing 2 storeys, 4 bays.

Cottages in Italianate style have doors in third and fifth bays, under 3-paned
overlights, in enclosed porches; first door flushed, second 4-panel. Bracketed
sills to windows, mostly paired margined sashes; some single renewed sashes.
Blank gound-floor fourth bay. Giant pilasters define bays and support wide
eaves bands. Within these, ground floor lintel band with bracketed cornices
over windows. Similar cornices float above first floor windows. Low-pitched
hipped roof has wide eaves resting on paired brackets. End and front chimneys
with plinths and cornices, that at left end square with shaped coping. Yellow
chimney pots. Right extension has boarded double door. Rear wing has flat-
coped gables. C20 right extension on rear wing not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2859140978

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