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Vane Tempest Hall, Gilesgate

Vane Tempest Hall, now a community centre of the Gilesgate Community and Welfare Association, is located in Gilesgate, Durham. It was originally built in 1863 as a militia headquarters and barracks, known as Gilesgate Militia Barracks. In 1884 the building was used as the smallpox isolation hospital for Durham. In May 1916 it was being used by the 4th Durham Scout Group.[1] In the late 1940's the Gilsgate Community and Welfare Association was formed and based in the hall. Vane Tempest Hall is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Gilesgate Historic Buildings and Monuments in Durham city Smallpox Fever and Isolation Hospitals Grade II Listed 1863
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VANE TEMPEST HALL - Gilesgate - List Entry
- "Militia headquarters building now community centre. Dated 1863 on corner turret panel inscribed '2nd Durham Militia Stores'. Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof with ashlar …

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Gilesgate Community and Welfare Centre
- Website of the Gilesgate Community and Welfare Association. Details of facilities and events + a section on it's history. Registered Charity No 520770.

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List number: 1310775
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Post code: DH1 1QG
Grid ref: NZ2866142667


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