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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
Entry Name: The Royal County Hotel
Listing Date: 6 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121376
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110393
Location: County Durham, DH1
County: County Durham
Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate
Parish: Non Civil Parish
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
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE
NZ 2742 SE
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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