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THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL

List entry Number: 1121376

Location

THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL, OLD ELVET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110393

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE

NZ 2742 SE 15/340 6/5/52

OLD ELVET (North side) The Royal County Hotel

GV II

Hotel, late C17 with alterations. Incised stucco with stone plinth and dressings; Welsh slate roofs, brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 7 bays, 2:3:2, defined by giant fluted Ionic pilasters with top entablature and blocking course; centre section slightly higher. Central 6-panel door with patterned overlight and flanking pilasters. 4 tripartite windows in architraves on ground floor and inserted paired windows in second bay. Similar insertion above. Other windows early C19 sashes with glazing bars in architraves, longer on first floor where 3 centre windows are casements opening on balconies, balustraded stone in centre, ornamental cast iron at sides, all on long brackets. Very high pitched central roof; chimney over left section. ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL in large relief letters at second floor level.

Large C20 rear extensions not of interest.

Interior: late C17 open well closed-string stair with pierced carved balustrade reported to be re-sited from Lochleven Castle.

Source: F.F. Johnson. Historic Staircases in Durham City Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2764542390

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Johnson, F F , Historic Staircases of Durham City, (1970)

National Grid Reference: NZ2764542390

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