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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: PRIOR'S KITCHEN (DEAN AND CHAPTER LIBRARY)

List entry Number: 1323260

Location

PRIOR'S KITCHEN (DEAN AND CHAPTER LIBRARY), THE COLLEGE

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: 110146

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History

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE THE COLLEGE NZ 2742 SW (North side)

14/98 Prior's Kitchen (Dean 6/5/52 and Chapter Library)

GV I

Kitchen, now muniment room. 1366-74 by John Lewyn. Coursed squared sandstone with plinth and ashlar dressings. Octagonal with corner projections making square plan at ground level. Lantern has stone-flagged roof. South elevation has gabled angle buttresses flanking paired chamfered lancets; corner bays have clusped lancet at left, inserted small square window at right; sloped stone coping to these projections. Top battlemented parapet. Sundial on right buttress. Lantern has high hipped roof with gablets and gabled dormers.

Interior: coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; later brick insertions; stone-vaulted roof with 16 ribs springing in parallel pairs from each side, forming a star with 2 ribs springing from each corner; the central intersections form the base of the lantern, reconstructed in render and glass c.1970. Each wall has a relieving arch; ovens on north, south-west and south-east walls have brick voussoirs, that on north-west has brick segmental head. Round-headed doorways in north-east wall (2), and beside fire in north-west and south-west, the latter giving access to a small room in which the rear of an C18 bread oven is seen; the iron door of the oven is in the rear of the medieval fire. 2-centred arched openings in east wall, and similar but blind openings in west. The corner rooms make use of space within the square-cornered additions to the octagonal plan which serve as buttresses to the vault, the structures being rubble-filled over the rooms. It is thought that the design of the vault is either original or derived from mosques as in Cordoba, Spain.

Source: W. Page V.C.H. 1928 reprint 1968, 129.

Listing NGR: NZ2730042069

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Durham, (1928), 129

National Grid Reference: NZ 27301 42061

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