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Former Gilesgate Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7793 / 54°46'45"N

Longitude: -1.5626 / 1°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 428232

OS Northings: 542797

OS Grid: NZ282427

Mapcode National: GBR KFJ5.HJ

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.Z42G

Plus Code: 9C6WQCHP+PX

Entry Name: Former Gilesgate Railway Station

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110522

Also known as: Durham Gilesgate Station

ID on this website: 101161515

Location: Gilesgate, 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

Church of England Parish: Durham St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 2842 NW (North side)

11/464 Former Gilesgate
Railway Station


Railway station, now builders' merchants. 1844 by G.T. Andrews for Durham and
Sunderland Railway Company. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. Passenger
building: one storey, 7 bays with lower 2-bay left wing and one-bay right link
to office block. Central projecting bay has keyed arch,with voussoirs on
pilasters, blocked and window inserted. Boarded door and overlight with glazing
bars in first bay, sashes with glazing bars, and inserted door in right end bay.
Eaves band and prominent cornice and blocking course. Set-back left wing has
C20 one-bay link; 2 keyed arches with pilasters and voussoirs; impost band
partly removed; cornice and blocking course. Right link obscured. Rear shows
massive boarded doors to engine shed. Interior of shed has iron trusses
supporting partly-glazed roof; wood platforms survive.

Office block at right 2 storeys, 2 bays. Steps up to 4-panelled door and
overlight in Tuscan doorcase. Canted bay at right with semicircular cellar
grille. Sill band. 2 first-floor sashes in plain reveals. Gutter board.
Low-pitched hipped roof has central and rear corniced ashlar chimneys.

Listing NGR: NZ2823242797

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