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Vane Tempest Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7781 / 54°46'41"N

Longitude: -1.5559 / 1°33'21"W

OS Eastings: 428661

OS Northings: 542667

OS Grid: NZ286426

Mapcode National: GBR KFK5.YZ

Mapcode Global: WHC4R.25CC

Entry Name: Vane Tempest Hall

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110216

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Belmont

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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Listing Text

NZ2842NE (South side off)

12/164 Vane Tempest Hall.


Militia headquarters building now community centre. Dated 1863 on corner
turret panel inscribed '2nd Durham Militia Stores'.

Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof
with ashlar chimneys and tall square yellow pots. L-plan; castle style.

2 storeys; 5 bays each wing and corner entrance tower, the end bays gabled
and with relieving arches and coats of arms. Canted corner contains boarded
double door in buttressed projection; carved panels and oak-leaf stopped
drip-mould over door. Octagonal tower above has blind arrow slits and
battlemented parapet. Mullioned and transomed windows in wings have chamfered
surrounds. Blind arrow slits between first floor windows under 3 gabled
dormers on each wing. Roof has fleur-de-lis finials, copings on kneelers,
fishscale pattern tiles. Door inserted in left wing. Interior shows
hammer-beam roof in drill hall in right wing; plain iron handrail to central
stair. Included as the only Militia building surviving in County Durham.

Listing NGR: NZ2866142667

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

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