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Former Chapel North of Harbour House, Kimblesworth and Plawsworth

Description: Former Chapel North of Harbour House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 109383

OS Grid Reference: NZ2823148317
OS Grid Coordinates: 428231, 548317
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8289, -1.5621

Location: Kimblesworth, Durham DH3 4EJ

Locality: Kimblesworth and Plawsworth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH3 4EJ

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NE
(East side, off)
7/40 Former Chapel north
of Harbour House

Former manorial chapel. Possibly C13 with C17 alterations. Coursed rubble;
roof covering removed. Small rectangular-plan chapel aligned east-west.

Single storey; divided into 3 bays by C19 roof structure. Large squared quoins
and c.l.O-metre thick walls. C19 doorway, and lintel of a C17 2-light mullioned
window with wide inner splay, in south wall. Blocked lancet, without head but
with wide inner splay, in west gable end. Featureless north wall. East gable
end has collapsed. Small square opening, possibly an aumbry, on inner wall of
west gable end.

Ruinous at time of survey.

Historical notes: Licensed for the saying of Masses in 1432 by Bishop Langley;
Ralph Corby, one of the Catholic English Martyrs, worshipped here c.1632-44; a
trefoiled-headed lancet and a piscina were removed in mid C19. Probably the
only surviving private manorial chapel in the County.

(R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham,
Vol.IV, 1840)

Listing NGR: NZ2823148317

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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