CATHEDRAL CLOISTER EAST RANGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1121388

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Statutory Address: CATHEDRAL CLOISTER EAST RANGE, PALACE GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address: CATHEDRAL CLOISTER EAST RANGE, PALACE GREEN

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 27353 42107

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN NZ 2742 SW (South side, off)

14/366 Cathedral cloister 6/5/52 east range

GV I

East range of cathedral cloister, comprising slype, chapter house and prison. Buildings begun C11; continued and altered C12 and C13; C15 room above slype; Chapter House mostly rebuilt 1895-6 by C. Hodgson Fowler, in memory of Bishop Lightfoot. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. Roof not visible.

Chapter House entrance: tall round chevron-moulded arch flanked by lower 2-light openings, now glazed, with cushion-moulded capitals on shafts. Tall chevron- moulded arch on similar shafts further north is entrance to slype, now used as vestry; half-glazed doors dated 1903 on handle-plate. Cloister has 11 buttressed bays with 3-light C18 openings with intersecting tracery; dwarf walls have low- curved coping; roll-moulded parapet.

Interior: Chapter House has medieval wall arcades, some parts renewed; first bay is early rubble; renewed rib vaults on renewed caryatid corbels, with 3 original caryatids placed in non-functional positions; east apse. Bishop's throne in apse has arm-rests and back from earlier stone throne. Prison to south has small round-headed window in east wall of first chamber, now a sacristy and a triangular-headed window, altered when the Chapter House was built; a second smaller room at the east end of the southern part is also a sacristy; to the west of this is the prison, with blocked cusped food-hatch. Slype has 5-light window, barrel-vault on wall arcades similar to those of Chapter House and chevron-moulded inner arch on shafts. Low-pitched C15 roof to upper room.

Listing NGR: NZ2734642109

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Legacy System number: 110421

Legacy System: LBS

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