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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

Entry Name: Pemberton Buildings

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110418

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Elvet and Gilesgate

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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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (East side)

14/363 Pemberton Buildings


University union and lecture rooms. Dated 1929 on rainwater heads; by W.D.
Caroe. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Double-span.
Tudor and C17 styles. 3-storey, one-bay tower at left; 2 storeys, 6 bays at
right. Entrance tower has 4-leaf door in Tudor arch; square surround has
carved spandrels, raised central panel with University arms flanked by carved
bands. 4 lights in panel above with cornice and carved cresting; obelisk
finials on flanking pilasters. Shallow 3-light canted window in set-back
top storey under battlemented parapet.

6-bay section has ashlar ground floor; bays 2 and 5 project under gabled
dormers and have 2-light mullioned and transomed ground-floor and tall first-
floor windows with 2 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 2 shaped gables and dated rainwater heads.

Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2741742210

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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