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IoE Number: 385602
Photographer: Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
Date Photographed: 31 May 2002
Date listed: 23 May 1994
Date of last amendment: 23 May 1994
Grade II

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BISHOP AUCKLAND NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK 634-1/8/87 (East side (off)) Potting shed and garages west of Auckland Castle GV II Part shown on OS as 2 and 3 Castle Square. Ancillary ranges to Auckland Castle (qv), around east and north sides of yard to west of main buildings. Medieval use unknown; late medieval prebends' college. Carriage house alteration of north range. Now east range potting shed and north range garage and garden shed. C14 and C16; C18 carriage house and C19 shed. C19 and C20 alterations and additions including rebuilding of upper east walls and alteration of carriage house to garage. MATERIALS: east range has painted plinth and rendered rubble walls, with ashlar dressings on right return gable; similar materials to right return, with low shed against high rendered garage. Concrete tile roofs. EXTERIOR: east range has pronounced offset at door head level. Left bay, adjacent to passage and Westcott Lodge (qv), has wood door in plain reveals, glazing bars in 3 sections of tall window at right, then similar door and 2 similar windows. Right return gable has blocked early C16 window low in gable wall, with moulded spandrels to pointed-arched lights. Possible blocked tall opening above, evidence confused by patchy mortar. Tall round projection at right possibly oven flue. North range: 2 storeys, 5 bays. 2-bay pent shed under catslide roof has 2 wide fixed lights with glazing bars and with one panel opening. To right, a lower pent roof on 4 early C19 cast-iron columns, with end and central bays enclosed by rendered walls with 2-light casements with glazing bars. Low first storey above pent shed has 3 small square windows with Yorkshire sliding sashes. Within shed, wall of garage block obscured by shed is a mixture of rubble and squared masonry, obscured by patchy mortar, and shows wide pointed medieval arch with 2 mouldings, the outer wider, and blocked with rubble. C17 door loosely set against shed at right end has cock's head hinges, and flat panels in stile and rail frame. INTERIOR of east range shows medieval pointed arch head just above ground level on inner face of front wall in first bay, and stone basin in partition wall between this and next bay. C19 fire beam in end gable, detail of fire partly obscured by later piping. North range interior shows late medieval stone arch in wall adjacent to east range with moulded elliptical head, and pointed arch in north wall. (Raine J: History of Auckland Castle: Durham: 1852-: 100-101).

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