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The Royal County Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7757 / 54°46'32"N

Longitude: -1.5717 / 1°34'18"W

OS Eastings: 427645

OS Northings: 542390

OS Grid: NZ276423

Mapcode National: GBR KFG6.JV

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.T7Q7

Plus Code: 9C6WQCGH+78

Entry Name: The Royal County Hotel

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110393

ID on this website: 101121376

Location: The Sands, 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

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 2742 SE

(North side)
The Royal County Hotel


Hotel, late C17 with alterations. Incised stucco with stone plinth and
dressings; Welsh slate roofs, brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 7 bays, 2:3:2,
defined by giant fluted Ionic pilasters with top entablature and blocking
course; centre section slightly higher. Central 6-panel door with patterned
overlight and flanking pilasters. 4 tripartite windows in architraves on
ground floor and inserted paired windows in second bay. Similar insertion
above. Other windows early C19 sashes with glazing bars in architraves,
longer on first floor where 3 centre windows are casements opening on
balconies, balustraded stone in centre, ornamental cast iron at sides, all
on long brackets. Very high pitched central roof; chimney over left section.
ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL in large relief letters at second floor level.

Large C20 rear extensions not of interest.

Interior: late C17 open well closed-string stair with pierced carved
balustrade reported to be re-sited from Lochleven Castle.

Source: F.F. Johnson. Historic Staircases in Durham City Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2764542390

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