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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: 1322896



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Apr-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110451

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NZ 2742 SW 14/396 30.4.71

SADDLER STREET (East side) Nos. 45 and 46 (Department of Archaeology) (formerly listed as University lecture rooms,Nos. 46 and 47)


House. Incorporates part of North Gate of castle; now university department. medieval gate; C17 house with early C19 alterations. Gate: coursed squared sandstone. Incised stucco with painted ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys, 2 wide bays and 2-storey narrow third bay. Renewed double door in deep reveal at left of second bay; early C19 9-panel double door in right end bay, with patterned overlight, in deep panelled reveal of narrow doorcase with corner paterae. Sash windows with glazing bars, 3 on ground floor renewed; projecting stone sill to window in right bay; second floor sill band; wide first-floor band, possibly altered shop fascia. Steeply-pitched roof.

Interior: fragments of barbican of North Gate can be seen in several basement cupboards and rooms: 3 and 4 chamfered courses of plinth, and several courses of masonry. C17 closed-string open-well stair through 4 floors has wide moulded handrail on graduated barley-sugar twist balusters and square panelled newels; handrail moulding continuous with newel caps. Secondary stair of early C19 type in right end bay. Graded for North Gate and for staircase.

Source: F.F. Johnson, Historic Staircases in Durham City. Durham 1970.

Listing NGR: NZ2747042384

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Johnson, F F , Historic Staircases of Durham City, (1970)

National Grid Reference: NZ2747042384


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