VANE TEMPEST HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1310775
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
VANE TEMPEST HALL, GILESGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
VANE TEMPEST HALL, GILESGATE

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

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 28661 42667

Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE GILESGATE NZ2842NE (South side off)

12/164 Vane Tempest Hall.

GV II

Militia headquarters building now community centre. Dated 1863 on corner turret panel inscribed '2nd Durham Militia Stores'.

Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof with ashlar chimneys and tall square yellow pots. L-plan; castle style.

2 storeys; 5 bays each wing and corner entrance tower, the end bays gabled and with relieving arches and coats of arms. Canted corner contains boarded double door in buttressed projection; carved panels and oak-leaf stopped drip-mould over door. Octagonal tower above has blind arrow slits and battlemented parapet. Mullioned and transomed windows in wings have chamfered surrounds. Blind arrow slits between first floor windows under 3 gabled dormers on each wing. Roof has fleur-de-lis finials, copings on kneelers, fishscale pattern tiles. Door inserted in left wing. Interior shows hammer-beam roof in drill hall in right wing; plain iron handrail to central stair. Included as the only Militia building surviving in County Durham.

Listing NGR: NZ2866142667

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
110216
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

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