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No.50 (Former Subscription News Room)

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7754 / 54°46'31"N

Longitude: -1.5747 / 1°34'28"W

OS Eastings: 427456

OS Northings: 542362

OS Grid: NZ274423

Mapcode National: GBR KFF6.WX

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S7BF

Entry Name: No.50 (Former Subscription News Room)

Listing Date: 19 October 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110453

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

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Listing Text

NZ 2742 SW (West side)

14/398 No. 50 (former
subscription news rooms)

Includes No. 1 Owengate. Subscription news rooms, now shop and offices. 1820.
Sandstone ashlar; felt-covered roof with brick chimney. Basement, 2 storeys
and 4 bays; plus left curved corner to Owengate. Owengate corner and one bay
have no basement. Long front to Saddler Street has channelled rusticated
basement, the rustication continuing as high plinth on left return. Corner bay
has 2 round steps and 3 internal steps up to 6-panelled door and overlight in
Tuscan doorcase, SUBSCRIPTION NEWS ROOM painted above overlight. Segmental-
headed yard entrance to right has plain stone surround. Small early C19 shop
in third bay has half-glazed door at right and 2 narrow windows at left under
small cornice. Sashes with glazing bars in 2 left basement bays and on upper
floors. Ground floor sill band; first floor windows have recessed apron panels;
first floor band. Wide coved eaves gutter cornices. Roof rounded over corner;
ridge chimney. Left return has 3 rounded steps to part-glazed 6-panelled door
in Tuscan doorcase.

Cast iron area railings, with pine-cone and acanthus-leaf finials to gate-posts,
on Owengate front and in first bay of main front, curve to form handrails up
sides of corner steps. Renewed gate has spiked dog-bars.

Listing NGR: NZ2745642362

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

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