THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1121376

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Statutory Address: THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL, OLD ELVET

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Location

Statutory Address: THE ROYAL COUNTY HOTEL, OLD ELVET

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: NZ2764542390

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History

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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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 110393

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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