Pemberton Buildings


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Pemberton Buildings, Palace Green


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Statutory Address:
Pemberton Buildings, Palace Green

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

County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27416 42210


NZ 2742 SW 14/363 DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN (East side) Pemberton Buildings

GV II University union and lecture rooms. Dated 1929 on rainwater heads; by W.D. Caröe. Snecked stone with ashlar dressings; stone-flagged roof. Double-span. Tudor and C17 styles.

Three storey, one bay tower at left; two storeys, six bays at right. Entrance tower has four-leaf door in Tudor arch; square surround has carved spandrels, raised central panel with University arms flanked by carved bands. Four lights in panel above with cornice and carved cresting; obelisk finials on flanking pilasters. Shallow three-light canted window in set-back top storey under battlemented parapet.

Six bay section has ashlar ground floor; bays two and five project under gabled dormers and have two-light mullioned and transomed ground floor and tall first floor windows with two transoms. Similar style windows fill other bays, those on first floor without transoms and set back between Tuscan half- and quarter-columns, supporting cyma-moulded cornice. All windows leaded casements. Right return has two shaped gables and dated rainwater heads.

Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2741742210


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

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Date: 22 Jun 2007
Reference: IOE01/16559/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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