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School of Oriental Studies (Elvet Hill)

A Grade II Listed Building in Neville's Cross, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7641 / 54°45'50"N

Longitude: -1.5814 / 1°34'52"W

OS Eastings: 427035

OS Northings: 541095

OS Grid: NZ270410

Mapcode National: GBR KFDC.F0

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.PJ54

Plus Code: 9C6WQC79+JF

Entry Name: School of Oriental Studies (Elvet Hill)

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110201

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Neville's Cross

Parish: City of Durham

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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4/149 School of Oriental
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Villa, now university department. Circa 1820 by Ignatius Bonomi for himself;
raised and altered late C19.

Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings. Lakeland
slate roof with stone copings and stacks. Irregular plan. Gothic style.
2 storeys, the 3 left bays under a wide and a narrow gable with attics. 2
right bays set back. In third bay a parch with renewed door in Tudor-
arched entrance; inserted window in similar arch on right return. Battle-
mented 2-storey canted bay at extreme left. Windows vary from one to six
lights, stone-mullioned, many with Tudor-arched or cusped heads to lights,
and most with hoodmoulds. Sundial dated 1913 above door, and carved coat
of arms on porch right return. High-pitched roofs with fleur-de-lys gable
finals. Inserted dormer at right. Irregular left return has projecting
stack with 3 octagonal shafts in right bay. Interior shows much original
decoration: panelled hall with stone chimney-piece; panelled library ceiling
with Tudor-flower bosses; moulded cornice to this and other rooms. Well-
preserved door and window woodwork.

Listing NGR: NZ2703541095

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