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Cosin's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7743 / 54°46'27"N

Longitude: -1.5754 / 1°34'31"W

OS Eastings: 427414

OS Northings: 542234

OS Grid: NZ274422

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.QB

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S809

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFF+PV

Entry Name: Cosin's Almshouses

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110416

ID on this website: 101121385

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

Tagged with: Almshouse

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/02/2017

NZ 2742 SW

PALACE GREEN (East side)
Cosin's Almshouses

(Formerly listed as Almshouses Restaurant, previously listed as Old Museum)



Former almshouses. 1668 by Longstaffe for Bishop Cosin. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof with stone gable copings. Two storeys, five bays. Central renewed door in stop-chamfered Tudor-arched surround under high label mould. Double-chamfered surrounds, most renewed, and stone mullions to three-light ground floor and two-light first floor windows. Renewed inscription over door with painted arms.

Interior: first floor removed in C19.

Listing NGR: NZ2741442234

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