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6A, the College

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.772 / 54°46'19"N

Longitude: -1.5764 / 1°34'35"W

OS Eastings: 427348

OS Northings: 541981

OS Grid: NZ273419

Mapcode National: GBR KFF8.H4

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.RBJ1

Plus Code: 9C6WQCCF+RC

Entry Name: 6A, the College

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110130

ID on this website: 101159507

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 (West side)

16/82 No. 6a (formerly listed
6/5/52 as house adjoining the
Song School)


House. Medieval fabric with C18 alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof; new brick chimney. 3 storeys, 3 windows.
6-panel door with 4-pane overlight recessed at right of first bay; plain boarded
door and 2-pane overlight at left. Sash window with glazing bars to right of
door; ground floor lintel band. Sashes with glazing bars, most renewed, on
upper floors have flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Low parapet
has flat stone coping. Clasping buttress with one offset, at left.

Interior: re-used staircase from Abbey Cottage, Dun Cow Lane: c.1670. Treads
and risers new, as are newel caps and some other parts. High grip handrail;
fat twisted balusters. Newels, pulvinated string and handrail friezes have
rinceau decoration with some figures and ribbon bands. Source: F.F. Johnson,
Historic Durham Staircases Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2734341980

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