© Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
POTTING SHED AND GARAGES WEST OF AUCKLAND CASTLE, AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK (east off)
BISHOP AUCKLAND, WEAR VALLEY, DURHAM
Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
31 May 2002
23 May 1994
Date of last amendment:
23 May 1994
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NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK
634-1/8/87 (East side (off))
Potting shed and garages west of
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
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).