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

County Durham (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 27845 42203


DURHW AND FRAMWELLGATE OLD ELVET NZ 2742 SE (South side) Crown Court (formerly 15/308 listed as Assize Courts 6/5/52 in Court Lane


Crown Courts. Circa 1811 by George Moneypenny and Ignatius Bonomi; interior altered c.1870 bv W. Crozier. Sandstone ashlar; graduated Lakeland slate roof on main block, Welsh slate on wings. Centre block and flanking wings. Italianate style. 2-storey, 7-bay main block with pedimented projecting 3-bay centre, and end bays breaking forward. 4 giant engaged Tuscan columns define the centre. 3 part-glazed, studded 6-panel double doors in architraves in banded rusticated ground floor. Margined casements, cross in taller first floor, with upper lights altered, those in outer bays in 2-storey recesses. First-floor centre windows have wrought-iron guards. Top entablature and blocking course. Central chamfered square clock tower with deep cornice and leaded dome. Tall, single-storey, 3-bay wings with projecting banded centre bay forming voussoirs to tall carriage arches with lattice barred tympana above continuous stone impost bands. Small casements next to centre block, otherwise blank with parapet above eaves band. Very tall arcaded and deeply-corniced chimneys above inner bays. 4 steps to central entrance terrace with wrought- and cast-iron side rails and stone corner piers with lampholders.

Rear elevation shows tall bowed courtroom exterior with classical detail.

Listing NGR: NZ2784542203


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

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Date: 24 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03607/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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