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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: CASTLE CHARE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE

List entry Number: 1159303

Location

CASTLE CHARE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE, CASTLE CHARE

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: II*

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110090

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE CASTLE CRANE NZ 2742 NW (South side, off)

9/42 Castle Chare Community Arts Centre

GV II*

House, later convent; now arts centre. Early C18. Incised stucco with painted ashlar dressings and plinth; chamfered quoins; Welsh slate roof with brick chimney. Rear shows Flemish bond brick with moulded floor strings and dog-tooth cornice. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Central door has diagonal panelling in lower half under 4 panels; wide architrave. Flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills to sashes with glazing bars. Parapet with cornice.

Wing at right of 3 storeys, one bay,set back; plain surround to renewed door under blocked overlight; small window above.

Double-span roof to main house has central and side brick chimneys,and is hipped at left.

Interior: main staircase in left part has fat turned balusters supporting wide, ramped and wreathed grip handrail, fluted rectangular newels and curtail. Panelled dado without rail to first flight. Front left room on second floor has raised fielded panelling. Rear wing has ground-floor room at higher level on slope; this has much rococo decoration in plaster and carved wood. Enriched mouldings to shutters and doors; swags and garlands in panels and covering ceiling; similar decoration to chimney-piece with bracketed cornice and marble and marbled stone inner surrounds. Ionic Venetian case to garden door with broad glazing bars in overlight and sidelights. Tall staircase window. Many 6-panelled doors with L hinges and wide architraves; several C18 chimney pieces, some with later cast iron grates. Brick-vaulted cellar has re-used grooved wood in lintel. Roof has apex collars to trusses, of which feet are hidden by floor; staggered purlins.

Listing NGR: NZ2712842609

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National Grid Reference: NZ 27128 42609

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