CATHEDRAL CLOISTER SOUTH RANGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1310239

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Statutory Address: CATHEDRAL CLOISTER SOUTH RANGE, PALACE GREEN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CATHEDRAL CLOISTER SOUTH 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 27319 42088

Details

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

14/367 Cathedral cloister 6/5/52 south range

GV I

South range of cathedral cloister, comprising frater and undercroft, with kitchen beyond on north side of the College (q.v.); now library and offices. East end of south range, originally first dorter, prior's lodging and chapel with undercrofts, is now the Deanery on the north side of the College (q.v.). C11 undercroft; frater rebuilt for Dean Sudbury c.1684; restored 1858 by Salvin. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Basement and one high storey; 14 bays. Passage entrance at east end to Deanery and College. 1684 entrance to frater has doorcase of Tuscan pilasters, on lozenge-panelled plinths, flanking bolection-moulded keyed arch on impost blocks; entablature has cornice breaking forward over tapered pilasters. To east of this, blocked 2-centred arch to original frater steps. Cloister has 11 two-centred arches, with C18 intersecting tracery, on dwarf walls with rounded coping; gabled buttresses; roll-moulded parapet. 2-light library windows of 1858, with 4-centred heads. Battlemented parapet. C19 wall monument to Sharp family; early C18 cartouche with skull and other ornament to Richard Graham 'Natus Aug 30, Denatus Dec 22, 1689' Latin inscription. South elevation has small undercroft windows with monolith round heads.

Interior: undercroft entrance in west wall of barrel-vaulted passage at east end of range; first east bay and 3 west bays have barrel vaults, as has passage; 5 intermediate bays have 3-aisled groined vaults resting on short square columns with abaci. To west of undercroft are 4 small chambers, one known as a cellar and the others as the covey, with a serving hatch with cusped head. Library above has C17 bookcases and presses; Romanesque wall painting behind one case; loft at west end has bolection-moulded panelling and stair balustrades of late C17 type.

Listing NGR: NZ2732042091

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 110422

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing