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Bishop Cosin's Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7746 / 54°46'28"N

Longitude: -1.5751 / 1°34'30"W

OS Eastings: 427427

OS Northings: 542266

OS Grid: NZ274422

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.S7

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S832

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFF+RW

Entry Name: Bishop Cosin's Hall

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110414

ID on this website: 101121384

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

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 2742 SW (East side)

14/359 Bishop Cosin's Hall

House, originally Archdeacons's Inn, later university hall of residence.
Circa 1700. Brick of varied English garden wall bond, with rendered brick
and painted ashlar dressings; stone flagged roof; banded brick chimneys.
3 storeys, 7 bays. Double half-glazed door in third bay in large elaborate
case: panelled curved reveal to door under rococo shell in round arch; this
flanked by fluted Ionic pilasters supporting entablatures with leaf-carved
pulvinated frieze; from these spring a high segmental modillioned arch,
its tympanum filled with leaf carving. Sash windows with fine glazing bars
have shaped brick aprons and projecting stone sills, and stone-keyed flat
brick arches. Parapet has flat stone coping. Darker brick at floor levels.
4 transverse ridge chimneys. Round cast-iron tie-ends. Sun and Phoenix
insurance plaques.

Interior converted to flats; central stair has winders and long landings;
balustrade renewed. Some 2-panelled doors with architraves.

Listing NGR: NZ2742742266

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