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Abbey House (Department of Theology)

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7739 / 54°46'26"N

Longitude: -1.5752 / 1°34'30"W

OS Eastings: 427421

OS Northings: 542191

OS Grid: NZ274421

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.RG

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S82L

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFF+HW

Entry Name: Abbey House (Department of Theology)

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110419

ID on this website: 101121387

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)

14/364 Abbey House
6/5/52 (Department of Theology)


House, now university department. Includes former Abbey Cottage, Dun Cow
Lane. Late C17 early/18 century, incorporating earlier fragments. Sandstone
ashlar front, rendered right return to Dun Cow Lane and brick rear and left
gables; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney and stone right gable coping.
Basement, 3 storeys and attics; 5 bays. Central 6-panel door in stone architrave;
3-pane overlight under cornice resting on paired carved brackets. Flat stone
lintels and flat stone sills to renewed sashes with glazing bars in wide boxes.
Parapet has cyma-moulded coping. Left return has shaped gable with brick coping
and end chimney; right return has earlier stone wall revealed with round-headed
blocked door; irregular-block right jamb. Shaped rear gable has pilastered

Interior: panelled entrance hall dado with ramped rail; similar dado on stair,
with 2 column balusters per tread and fluted rectangular newels, the topmost
with leaf-carved panel, supporting ramped grip handrail. Block tread ends.
Main ground-floor room panelled. Rear brick addition not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2742542191

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