Former Laboratory At College Of St Cuthbert And Corridor Attached

25 Jun 2004
Former Laboratory At College Of St Cuthbert And Corridor Attached, Esh, Derwentside, Durham
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ESH USHAW NZ 2143 14/25 Former laboratory at College of St.

Cuthbert, and corridor attached


Chemical laboratory, now lavatory block with corridor attached. 1854-6 by E.W. Pugin. Attached to east end of hall in north range of main college building (q.v.). Medieval style,the laboratory resembling a chapter house.

Thin courses of squared sandstone with ashlar plinth and dressings; roofs of graduated Lakeland slates with stone gable copings and fleur-de-lys-crested ridge tiles. Square-plan laboratory. One-storey, 7-bay corridor at left; one-storey, 2-bay laboratory at right.

Corridor: first 2 bays slightly higher and separated by buttress from 5-bay part with steps up to double boarded doors in 2-centred arch in moulded surround; paired cusped lights except for single light in right bay under dripmoulds. Gablets on feet of overlapping gable coping between sections.

Laboratory has stepped sill string under transomed windows with 2 cusped lights under gabled dormer; angle buttresses; steeply-pitched pyramidal roof with high lattice-glazed octagonal lantern and spirelet with spike finial.

Listing NGR: NZ2194043795


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0486 IOE Records taken by Bob Cottrell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob

Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob


Ashlar, Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Victorian Laboratory, Industrial, Education, Toilet, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Disposal Site