Durham Rotary Jubilee Plaques

Rotary Durham, with negotiations with members of the Civic Trust, historians etc, set up these plaques as part of their 50th Jubilee celebrations. Plaques bear the City Cross at the top and the Rotary Wheel at the bottom with the dates 1923 to 1973. See post on the Rotary Durham Website. A walk leaflet was produced. Is it still available?

  • Site of house of John Gully MP (1783 – 1863), MP, prize fighter, racehorse and colliery owner. Lived in No 7 North Bailey, the Principal’s House, Hatfield College, named after Dr Frank Byron Jevons, Principal and then Master from 1897 to 1922. Demolished in 1966, replaced by new building 1968 called Jevons House – Bailey
  • Home of John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) Bibliphile and Author. English novelist and poet, chairman of Armstrong Whitworth during World War I, Honorary Reader in palaeography, University of Durham, and Honorary Librarian, Dean and Chapter Library – Divinity House (now the University Music School), Windy Gap, Palace Green
  • Site of House of Durham’s Dick Whittington Sir John Duck [1632-1691] Mayor of Durham 1680 – 39 Silver Street
  • Site of the fifteenth century town house of the Neville family, demolished in 1851 – over entrance to Market
  • Moatside Lane medieval pilgrims’ route to the Cathedral – Silver Street
  • Bishop Cosin’s Almshouses 1666 replacing Bishop Langley’s Song and Grammar Schools 1414 – Almshouses, Palace Green
  • Cathedral Grammar School, 1661 to 1844. Converted into the University Music School, Palace Green
  • Bishop Cosin’s Library 1669, entrusted to the University 1935 – University Library, Palace Green
  • Former Exchequer and Chancery of the Palatinate built for Bishop Neville (1438-57) – University Library, Palace Green
  • Site of the North Gate between Bailey and City rebuilt 1420 removed 1820, former County Gaol – Saddler Street
  • Elvet Bridge, built 1160 for Bishop du Puiset, widened 1805, rebuilt 1832. Gaol 1632 – 1819 beneath – plaque missing
  • Elvet Hallgarth Tithe Barn of Cathedral Monastery late Mediaeval. Tithe Barn of Elvethall Manor – lane off Hallgarth Street, plaque not accessible to the public
  • Kepier Hospital founded 1112. Refounded here about 1180. Gatehouse rebuilt for Bishop Richard de Bury 1333 – 1345. Listed buildings grade I and II*. Located on the riverbanks at the end of Providence Row.