DURHAM PRISON D AND A WINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1121406

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1988

Statutory Address: DURHAM PRISON D AND A WINGS, OLD ELVET

Map

Ordnance survey map of DURHAM PRISON D AND A WINGS
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1121406 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Oct-2018 at 23:35:24.

Location

Statutory Address: DURHAM PRISON D AND A WINGS, OLD ELVET

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 27910 42094

Summary

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET NZ 2742 SE (South side)

15/312 Durham prison D and A wings

GV II

Prison accommodation blocks. Before 1852, probably by Bonomi and Cory, and later. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings: Welsh slate roof with stone gable copings; glazed peak on D wing, and stock brick ventilation stacks. Long D wing; A wing attached on north has surved section linking straight block at 45°. South elevation of D wing has 3 storeys, 43 bays. Windows have flat lintels, block jambs and sloping sills with iron bars. Roof has moulded gutter resting on moulded corbels. 3 large ventilation stacks. Roll finials on overlapping gable copings. East elevation of A wing shows straight section at right of 4 storeys and 14 bays and curved left section of 4 storeys and 11 bays, the lowest storey a basement, with paired windows in canted bay linking to rear of D wing. Basement doors have round and elliptical arches. Left section held condemned cells and execution room.

Interior: wings have open central wells with iron staircases leading to long balconies from which the cells are entered; this plan allows efficient supervision through good views of the whole block.

Listing NGR: NZ2791042094

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 110365

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing