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Union Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7726 / 54°46'21"N

Longitude: -1.575 / 1°34'29"W

OS Eastings: 427439

OS Northings: 542045

OS Grid: NZ274420

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.TY

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S96M

Entry Name: Union Society

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160331

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110314

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 SW (East side)

No. 24 (formerly
14/265 listed as No. 24
6/5/52 and No. 24 bis)
(Union Society)


2 houses now one. Circa 1700 and mid C18 with C20 alterations. Painted incised
stucco on brick with painted ashlar plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roof with
stone gable copings. 2 storeys and attics; 5 bays. 6-panel door in first bay
in architrave under pulvinated frieze and cornice with central panel; large
Venetian window above. 6-panel door and 3-pane overlight with louvred ventilator
inserted in third bay. Projecting stone sills to sashes with glazing bars in
plain reveals; wide boxes on upper floor and attics; external shutters to 2
right ground floor windows. Narrow inserted windows flank ground-floor sash in
second bay. Dog-tooth cornice to 4 right bays. Gabled left dormers. Boot-
scraper recess beside left door. Left part reported to contain an exceptionally
fine staircase with moulded wreathed handrail on turned balusters, carved tread
ends, and curtail; Roman Doric distyle screen supporting gallery; Ionic ceiling
cornice, and centre rose. Plainer stair in right house has high grip handrail
on fat balusters with half-balusters at newels.

Source: F.F. Johnson, Historic Staircases in Durham City. Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2744142042

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