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Priory Prison and Former Stables North of Number 15

A Grade I Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7731 / 54°46'23"N

Longitude: -1.5776 / 1°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 427269

OS Northings: 542103

OS Grid: NZ272421

Mapcode National: GBR KFF7.7R

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.Q9Y6

Plus Code: 9C6WQCFC+6X

Entry Name: Priory Prison and Former Stables North of Number 15

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110145

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, off)

14/96 Priory prison and
6/5/52 former stables north
of No. 15


Stables and lofts, incorporating part of reredorter of priory, and priory prison
beneath. Stables now public conveniences. Medieval and C19. Coursed squared
sandstone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Prison has ground-floor
round-headed entrance, with draw-bar slot, at left of stable block, which has
2 boarded and one Dutch doors, and two 2-light windows, in left part; 7
inserted square-headed windows at right. First floor has 3 loft openings with
wood lintels over boarded door at left and louvres, some renewed, at right.
Hipped roof.

Interior: prison in basement has stone newel stair to ground floor; 3 bays
visible at west end; possibly 5 further bays at east, now blocked. Altered
arcades have round columns with scalloped capitals surrporting chamfered
segmental arches now blocked to form north and south walls of chamber. North
wall of stable block said to show sills of reredorter south windows. Graded
for medieval parts.

Source: W. Page, V.C.H, 1928, reprint 1968, p. 131.

Listing NGR: NZ2726942103

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