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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.

Name: CATHEDRAL CLOISTER WEST RANGE

List entry Number: 1121389

Location

CATHEDRAL CLOISTER WEST RANGE, PALACE GREEN

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 06-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110423

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History

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Details

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

14/368 Cathedral cloister 6/5/52 west range

GV I

West range of cathedral cloister; comprising dormitory and undercroft; now part of library, with vestries, treasury and restaurant beneath. C12 dormitory door and part of cloister wall; c.1400 rebuilding; 1849-53 conversion to library. Circa 1400 work carried out by John Middleton, then by Peter Dryng, with Ellis Harpour as roof carpenter, for Bishop Skirlaw. 1849 conversion by P.C. Hardwick for Dean and Chapter library. Restoration of undercroft in C19 by Salvin, and in C20 by George Pace then Ian Curry. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof not visible. Basement and one high storey; 12 bays. Round arch of 3 orders, the inner 2 on shafts with cushion-capitals and the outer, now altered, with impost blocks, and varied C12 mouldings; deeply- moulded 2-centred arch to undercroft; further arched and square-headed vestry doorways. At south end a wide 2-centred moulded arch of 3 orders to passage through undercroft. Cloister: 9 arches with intersecting C18 tracery, on dwarf walls with low rounded coping. Gabled buttresses; roll-moulded parapet. Above the cloister are 15 paired cusped square-headed lights for carrels, under 6 tall 2-light windows with 2-centred arched and Perpendicular tracery under dripmoulds; battlemented parapet.

Interior: rib-vaulted undercroft of 12 bays. Round columns with moulded capitals and plinths. Dormitory has massive arched tie beams on wall posts and stone corbels; struts to principals; cusped ridge beam.

Source: W. Page V.C.H. 1928 reprint, 1968 p. 130.

Listing NGR: NZ2729842116

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Durham - Date: 1928 - Volume: 3 - Page References: 130

National Grid Reference: NZ 27295 42106

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