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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1159555



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110134

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16/86 No. 9 (Chorister School) 6/5/52 (formerly listed as St. Mary's College)


Prebendal house, now school. Medieval with C17 and C18 alterations. Sandstone rubble with ashlar plinth and dressings, rendered in Parker's Roman cement; roof of graduated Lakeland slate. Gothic revival style. L-plan.

Main house: 3 storeys, 5 windows and end projecting towers. Central Tudor-arched open porch has roll-moulded parapet with raised centre panel containing arms of Bishop Lord Crewe. Panelled double door and Gothic overlight. Ground-floor Tudor-arched and upper square-headed 2-light windows have Gothic tracery and glazing bars in raised, chamfered surrounds under dripmoulds. Lancets in towers also have raised stone surrounds; slits at top of towers. Parapets, battlemented between towers. Hipped roof has end chimneys. At rear an arcade of 3 large round arches, with rounded open triangular lights in spandrels, on round columns, and cusped light at west end, supporting a terrace. Projecting right wing 2 storeys, 4 bays in similar style to main front; then a renewed stone bay under brick gable has a 2-storey, one-bay gabled projection with buttresses, a blocked elliptical brick arch, and large crow-steps with chamfered coping.

Interior: rear stone-vaulted basement has chamfered round arches. C17 stair has closed string, richly-carved newels and brackets, vase-and-twist balusters supporting panelled handrail with high grip. Entrance hall has bolection-moulded plaster panelling; stucco cornices in hall and some rooms and many 2-panelled doors. Part of City wall probably incorporated at right.

Listing NGR: NZ2731142149

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National Grid Reference: NZ 27265 41963


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