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18, Elvet Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7763 / 54°46'34"N

Longitude: -1.5741 / 1°34'26"W

OS Eastings: 427496

OS Northings: 542457

OS Grid: NZ274424

Mapcode National: GBR KFG6.0M

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.S6MR

Plus Code: 9C6WQCGG+G9

Entry Name: 18, Elvet Bridge

Listing Date: 30 April 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110188

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

Church of England Parish: Durham St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NW2742SW and NZ2742SE (North side)

14/136 and 16/136 No. 18

House now shop, incorporating House of Correction in cellar, which extends
into land arch of Elvet Bridge. Bridge medieval, prison 1632, house and
shop later C19. Coursed squared sandstone House of Correction; shop has
ashlar ground floor with yellow Flemish bond brick and ashlar dressings
above; Welsh slate roof. Elevation to street: 3 storeys, 4 bays, the
left narrower. Arcaded ground floor has 3-panelled doors in end bays
and recessed half-glazed central shop door; round or elliptical arches
over windows and entrances have upper lights with glazing bars; bays are
defined by Tuscan pilasters, paired at right end, under entablature with
dentilled cornice. Sashes with glazing bars on upper floors have flat brick
arches and projecting stone sills; top left window is blind. Stone eaves
band and gutter cornice. Included for bridge and cells below.
Interior of House of Correction has elliptical brick arch over wrought iron
grille and heavy wood door.

Elvet Bridge Land arch has cells built into it, 2-centred arch with 5
flat ribs, extending under road surface.

Listing NGR: NZ2749642457

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

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