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Academy Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Gainford, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5462 / 54°32'46"N

Longitude: -1.7365 / 1°44'11"W

OS Eastings: 417145

OS Northings: 516803

OS Grid: NZ171168

Mapcode National: GBR JH9W.V2

Mapcode Global: WHC5M.9ZCP

Entry Name: Academy Hall

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111157

Location: Gainford, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Gainford

Built-Up Area: Gainford

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Gainford

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


9/140 No 17 (Academy Hall)


School, now theatre with flats above. Mid-late c19 with alterations. Coursed
squared sandstone with alternating quoins and window dressings. Blue slate
roof. 2h storeys, 4 bays, the outer bays canted back to give a half-octagonal
front. Sash windows in stop-chamfered surrounds, 12-pane on ground floor, 9-
pane on first floor and 6-pane on top floor. Low-pitched roof, hipped in front,
with set-back side chimneys. Entrance on right return, which has similar
openings. Gainford Academy flourished from 1818 to 1899, and the present
building may contain 1819 material. Stan Laurel the film comedian was a pupil
here towards the end of this period. School was later converted to a theatre
with flats above. Largely unoccupied at time of resurvey. Included for his-
torical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1714516803

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