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Leazes House

A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7777 / 54°46'39"N

Longitude: -1.57 / 1°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 427755

OS Northings: 542621

OS Grid: NZ277426

Mapcode National: GBR KFG6.W3

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.V5KN

Plus Code: 9C6WQCHH+3X

Entry Name: Leazes House

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323243

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110269

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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NZ 2742 NE (South end)

10/217 Leazes House (formerly
6/5/52 listed in Claypath)


Villa, later school. Circa 1848 for John Henderson, carpet manufacturer.
Sandstone ashlar; roof of large graduated slates. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central
Tuscan porch with square columns contains recessed half-glazed double door
with side and overlights; inner door has fanlight with glazing bars. Giant
Tuscan pilasters define bays, the central bay recessed, containing sashes with
glazing bars, flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Eaves band with
paired brackets supporting wide eaves of hipped roof; tall stone chimneys.
South garden front on right return has 2 canted bays of 2 storeys. Interior
shows oval light over stair well; renewed stair balustrade. Elliptical
landing arches and similarly-shaped landing windows, obscured by inserted
partition wall. Window shutters, some obscured by work benches. Servants'
stair has plain balustrade and handrail. Empty at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ2775542621

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