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The Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7723 / 54°46'20"N

Longitude: -1.5755 / 1°34'31"W

OS Eastings: 427407

OS Northings: 542018

OS Grid: NZ274420

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.Q1

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.R9YS

Plus Code: 9C6WQCCF+WR

Entry Name: The Gatehouse

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110125

ID on this website: 101159471

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

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NZ 2741 NW (East side)

14/77 The Gatehouse
6.5.52 (formerly listed as
The Priory Gateway)

Gatehouse; incorporating St. Helen's Chapel, now muniment room. Circa 1500 for
Prior Castell (1494-1519); restored c.1860. Coursed squared sandstone with
chamfered ashlar plinth and ashlar dressings. Arched gateway with lodge on north
and chapel above. 2 storeys, 1 bay. Double-chamfered 2-centred arch under
renewed dripmould; eroded niches above flank renewed 3-light Perpendicular window
under dripmould. Low-pitched coped gable parapet on string course.

Interior: 2 quadripartite ribbed vaults with tiercerons have carved bosses, that
on east with the arms of the See of Durham carried by an angel, that on west with
Prior Castell's badge; blind wall arcades, with square-headed door and 2-light
window, to lodge on north; between the vaults a Tudor-arched vehicle entrance and
north pedestrian arches with ledged boarded gates.

Interior of building has wavy-rail closed-string stair with ramped handrail, now
blocked at foot; access on first-floor level from adjacent building. Stone newel
stair at west end leads to former chapel, which has original low-pitched wood
roof with large beams.

Listing NGR: NZ2740942017

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