THE GATEHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1159471
Date first listed:
06-May-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
THE GATEHOUSE, THE COLLEGE

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE GATEHOUSE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. 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 - 1159471 .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 14-Oct-2019 at 00:23:49.

Location

Statutory Address:
THE GATEHOUSE, THE COLLEGE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27407 42017

Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE THE COLLEGE NZ 2741 NW (East side)

14/77 The Gatehouse 6.5.52 (formerly listed as The Priory Gateway)

GV I Gatehouse; incorporating St. Helen's Chapel, now muniment room. Circa 1500 for Prior Castell (1494-1519); restored c.1860. Coursed squared sandstone with chamfered ashlar plinth and ashlar dressings. Arched gateway with lodge on north and chapel above. 2 storeys, 1 bay. Double-chamfered 2-centred arch under renewed dripmould; eroded niches above flank renewed 3-light Perpendicular window under dripmould. Low-pitched coped gable parapet on string course.

Interior: 2 quadripartite ribbed vaults with tiercerons have carved bosses, that on east with the arms of the See of Durham carried by an angel, that on west with Prior Castell's badge; blind wall arcades, with square-headed door and 2-light window, to lodge on north; between the vaults a Tudor-arched vehicle entrance and north pedestrian arches with ledged boarded gates.

Interior of building has wavy-rail closed-string stair with ramped handrail, now blocked at foot; access on first-floor level from adjacent building. Stone newel stair at west end leads to former chapel, which has original low-pitched wood roof with large beams.

Listing NGR: NZ2740942017

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
110125
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 11 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03757/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].