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The Keep (University College)

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WQCGF+5P

Entry Name: The Keep (University College)

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

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

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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

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