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Latitude: 54.7754 / 54°46'31"N
Longitude: -1.5756 / 1°34'32"W
OS Eastings: 427395
OS Northings: 542357
OS Grid: NZ273423
Mapcode National: GBR KFF6.PY
Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.R7WG
Entry Name: The Keep (University College)
Listing Date: 6 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322868
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110412
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
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN
NZ 2742 SW (North side)
14/357 The Keep
6/5/52 (University College)
Keep; now college study bedrooms. 1345-81 for Bishop Hatfield, rebuilt 1839-40
by Salvin, for the University. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings.
Irregular octagonal plan; high motte has 2 encircling retaining walls. High
plinth with sloped coping; angle buttresses, corbelled out to parapet walkway.
Irregular fenestration resembling the pattern of the original has windows of
one, 2 and 3 lights with stone mullions, some square-headed and some cusped
lights; some 2-centred arched with tracery. Retaining walls of squared rubble
support motte on north, east and south sides.
Sources: V.C.H. 1928, reprint 1968; III, 64-91.
Listing NGR: NZ2739342356
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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