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Cathedral Cloister South Range

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.773 / 54°46'22"N

Longitude: -1.5768 / 1°34'36"W

OS Eastings: 427319

OS Northings: 542088

OS Grid: NZ273420

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.DT

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.R999

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFF+57

Entry Name: Cathedral Cloister South Range

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310239

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110422

ID on this website: 101310239

Location: Durham Cathedral, 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 2742 SW (South side, off)

14/367 Cathedral cloister
6/5/52 south range


South range of cathedral cloister, comprising frater and undercroft, with kitchen
beyond on north side of the College (q.v.); now library and offices. East end
of south range, originally first dorter, prior's lodging and chapel with
undercrofts, is now the Deanery on the north side of the College (q.v.). C11
undercroft; frater rebuilt for Dean Sudbury c.1684; restored 1858 by Salvin.
Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Basement
and one high storey; 14 bays. Passage entrance at east end to Deanery and College.
1684 entrance to frater has doorcase of Tuscan pilasters, on lozenge-panelled
plinths, flanking bolection-moulded keyed arch on impost blocks; entablature
has cornice breaking forward over tapered pilasters. To east of this, blocked
2-centred arch to original frater steps. Cloister has 11 two-centred arches,
with C18 intersecting tracery, on dwarf walls with rounded coping; gabled
buttresses; roll-moulded parapet. 2-light library windows of 1858, with 4-centred
heads. Battlemented parapet. C19 wall monument to Sharp family; early C18
cartouche with skull and other ornament to Richard Graham 'Natus Aug 30, Denatus
Dec 22, 1689' Latin inscription. South elevation has small undercroft windows
with monolith round heads.

Interior: undercroft entrance in west wall of barrel-vaulted passage at east
end of range; first east bay and 3 west bays have barrel vaults, as has passage;
5 intermediate bays have 3-aisled groined vaults resting on short square columns
with abaci. To west of undercroft are 4 small chambers, one known as a cellar
and the others as the covey, with a serving hatch with cusped head. Library
above has C17 bookcases and presses; Romanesque wall painting behind one case;
loft at west end has bolection-moulded panelling and stair balustrades of late
C17 type.

Listing NGR: NZ2732042091

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