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Castle Gatehouse, Entrance Gateway, Side Walls, Linking Walls and Front Wall

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7752 / 54°46'30"N

Longitude: -1.5763 / 1°34'34"W

OS Eastings: 427350

OS Northings: 542336

OS Grid: NZ273423

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.J0

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.R7KL

Plus Code: 9C6WQCGF+3F

Entry Name: Castle Gatehouse, Entrance Gateway, Side Walls, Linking Walls and Front Wall

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110409

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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NZ 2742 SW (North side)

14/353 Castle gatehouse,
6/5/52 entrance gateway,
side walls, linking
walls and front wall


Gatehouse, gateway, linking, side and front walls. Medieval gatehouse altered
C16 for Bishop Tunstall and c.1790 in style of Wyatt for Bishop Barrington.
Gateway probably c.1790; walls probably C18 and early C19. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings; ashlar gateway and flanking walls.

Gatehouse: 3 storeys, 3 bays. Moulded round arch of 4 orders, on shafts with
scalloped or chevron-moulded capitals, is flanked by battlemented projections
containing 2-centred-arched windows with intersecting glazing bars under
dripmoulds; similar window above arch and rose window above that, under
battlemented parapet. Battlemented corner turrets have blind cross slits
above blind quatrefoils. Rib-vaulted arch has lion-carved boss.

Entrance gateway: 2 octagonal piers with frieze and battlemented coping;
wrought iron scrolls on top support square gas lamps. Short sections of wall
either side have blind cross slits.

Front wall to Palace Green: high wall with roll-moulded coping extends along
the front to the Green; slightly lower section with sloped coping continues
in front of University College Master's House to Owengate.

Link walls between gateway and gatehouse, gatehouse and castle north and west
ranges and gatehouse and keep: battlemented walls, with Tudor-arched doors,
blind cross slits, and wide buttresses. Fountain set in courtyard side of
wall linking gatehouse with north range: moulded semicircular projection on
pedestal under renewed Tudor arch.

Listing NGR: NZ2735042336

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