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Pemberton Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7741 / 54°46'26"N

Longitude: -1.5753 / 1°34'31"W

OS Eastings: 427416

OS Northings: 542210

OS Grid: NZ274422

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.RF

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S81G

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFF+JV

Entry Name: Pemberton Buildings

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110418

ID on this website: 101121386

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

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Pemberton Buildings

University union and lecture rooms. Dated 1929 on rainwater heads; by W.D. Caröe. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Double-span. Tudor and C17 styles.

Three storey, one bay tower at left; two storeys, six bays at right. Entrance tower has four-leaf door in Tudor arch; square surround has carved spandrels, raised central panel with University arms flanked by carved bands. Four lights in panel above with cornice and carved cresting; obelisk finials on flanking pilasters. Shallow three-light canted window in set-back top storey under battlemented parapet.

Six bay section has ashlar ground floor; bays two and five project under gabled dormers and have two-light mullioned and transomed ground floor and tall first floor windows with two transoms. Similar style windows fill other bays, those on first floor without transoms and set back between Tuscan half- and quarter-columns, supporting cyma-moulded cornice. All windows leaded casements. Right return has two shaped gables and dated rainwater heads.

Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2741742210

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