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Durham Prison Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7736 / 54°46'24"N

Longitude: -1.5687 / 1°34'7"W

OS Eastings: 427840

OS Northings: 542159

OS Grid: NZ278421

Mapcode National: GBR KFH7.5L

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.W85V

Entry Name: Durham Prison Chapel

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110367

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 SE (South side, off)

15/314 Durham Prison Chapel


Prison chapel. Probably circa 1840, by Bonomi and Cory. Coursed squared
sandstone with rendered plinth and ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof has stone
gable coping. One storey, 5 bays. Flat stone lintels to boarded doors in first
and last bays. Round-arched windows have renewed glazing under stepped voussoirs.
Right return has Venetian east window with coloured cross and roundel with head
of Christ in painted glass; raised stone surround. All windows have prominent
projecting stone sills. Gutter corbels. Roof has 2 conical ridge vents; gable
coping has roll finials.

Interior: 11 bays between laminated wood arches of 4 leaves, bolted and tied
with metal rods and straps to eaves, and resting on moulded stone corbels at
mid-wall height. Similar corbels support west gallery roof which also rests on
2 cast iron narrow columns with decorative capitals. Panelled west vestibule
has pierced cross decoration.

2-storey left extension with hipped roof in same materials.

One-storey left extension not of interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2784042159

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

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