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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: OBSERVATORY

List Entry Number: 1322869

Location

OBSERVATORY, POTTERS BANK

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

County: 
District: County Durham
District Type: Unitary Authority
Parish: 

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.


Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 110427


Asset Groupings

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List Entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE POTTERS BANK NZ 24 SE (North side, off)

4/372 Observatory

GV II

Observatory. 1839-40 by Anthony Salvin for the University. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; roof not visible; copper- clad dome. Greek cross plan with full-width one-storey north and south extensions. 2-storey, 3-bay central range and one-storey 3-bay front and rear ranges. Projecting central bay has 6-panelled door and overlight flanked by long, narrow sashes; sashes either side under eaves band and coped parapet with corner pilasters.

Upper floor has 4 pediments flanking central dome; central bay projects under wood pediment and contains a sash window; side bays have glazed doors opening onto roof of ground-floor extension. All sashes have glazing bars under flat stone lintels and projecting stone sills. Prominent gutter cornice continuous with pediments.

Interior shows beaded tongue-and-groove boarded lining to upper floor; stair with turned newels, square rods and round handrail ramped at one point. Dome has boarded lining and rests on rack-and-pinion gear.

Listing NGR: NZ2672941560


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Map

National Grid Reference: NZ 26729 41560


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